Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 1978 280ce euro found dead on Ebay
Location: Northern Virginia
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$600 you can't go wrong the wheels should get you $200 back depending on the interior engine etc... you can get $600 back ebaying parts off it. That's of course only if there is a major problem after you by it like a rod bearing or tranny being shot. You can still recoupe your investment and might even make some money. On the other hand if the car's engine is sound you can years more driving out of it. The police auctions I been too they don't let you start car and most times they don't have keys even they expect car to be towed away that day. You never know it may go for less $600 if no on bids. I bought a 1980 chevy truck at auction for $100 starting bid was $500 and it dropped to $50 before first bid I bid second at $100 and won. Drove truck for 4 years put about 80,000 miles on it not bad for $100. My benz I got on Ebay for $300 plus $100 to transport and about $700 in repair parts which included new fuel tank, fuel distributor, fuel injectors, fuel pump, fuel filters, spark plug wires, air filter, spark plugs, cap rotor, heater radiator hoses, AC drier, AC exapansion valve , floor pan, 4 wheels and tires, steering wheel sheepskin covers. Had I known then what I know know I would have parted it out but even still , I have driven it for 1.5 years and have put 30,000 mile on it and it's a great little car.
I say go for it if it's a basket case part it out if is worth saving fix it up.