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What is it Worth?

I am looking at a 1963 190D. It is in good shape, no rust, A/C works and paint is good. It needs to have the seats recoverad and a new dash. What would this car expect to bring in today's market in average/good driver condition?
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Dash caps are relatively inexpensive - up t o $200. The rear seat is easy to replace, if you just buy the skins. The skins, plus padding, would run about $600. Nice shape to the car though. Too bad it's a diesel...
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What is the value?

What is the market value for one of these restored to good driver condition?
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Heck, it really depends. Try nada(dot)com to see if they have a value for this model. I'm not at all a fan of older Mercedes diesels...
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Unless the car has spent all it's time in the southern dry states, I would not bet on no rust. These models attract rust. The good paint may cover up previous repairs, but if repaired correctly, is not a problem. Take a small magnet and check the body for Bondo in areas such as the rocker panel, lower front fender, and rear quarters.

This body style does not seem to be that popular as a collector car, thus reproduction parts that are specific to this body are hard to find. I don't think you will find a dash cap or repro dash for that model. Not sure if you will find seat covers either, other then maybe from the Mercedes dealer for lots of $$$. Other model cars may fit though. But the car does use many parts, mechanical and body, that are the same as other models of that vintage.

As for value, probably 15 years ago I looked up this model in one of those blue books, and it said a restored to new condition car was worth around $5000. Even though that was 15 years ago, I doubt the value has gone up too much. If you are in it to make quick money, this is not the car for you. If you want a car you can work on and have a nice ride to cruise around in that is unique, then this may fit your bill. The W110 bodies do drive nice, but don't expect anything even close to sports car performance with that diesel engine.
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That 190 diesel will be slower than the mold in your shower. You could walk to the store quicker.

It's worth less than it will cost to get it in driver shape, even if somebody gives it to you.

Nice looking old girl, just not worth much and SLOW.

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If you buy it, I have a friend with a complete RED 111 interior in nice shape for sale... (california - I don't know where you are) (and I don't know if a 111 interior fits this car)

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It is a southern car. The asking price is $2000 and I own a restoration shop, but I just don't think it would be worth puting the money and time into. I couldn't get my money back out of it.
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It's a First Version W110, see the single circuit brakes and the flap on the firewall. It has drum brakes and minor differences in the front suspension and other areas.

The car is in pretty rough shape and you will spend lots of money on parts and fixing things. Expect to overhaul the kingpins in the front suspension, all the suspension bushings and a brake job.

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2k is really top dollar on this car, i had paid 800$ for my 66 200d...if its a manual tranny pickup speed wont be so bad but in the 190 i wouldnt expect to bring that over 70-75 mph top speed, i got my 200d up to 80 but thats all it was willing to do..but i get through city traffic without a problem, no angry jacka$$'s or anybody honking behind me..engine parts are relativly cheap but body and suspension parts can get costly

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