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1972 300SEL 4.5 full restoration
Well, I am inching ever closer to acquiring my dream car: a 1972 300SEL 4.5. I am planning a full restoration.
I had test driven it, and loved it. Out of an abundance of precautions, I had it inspected by an old hand of classic cars like these. The one-owner has been very meticulous with it.
The car has over 300K verifiable miles, and so I am expecting some work that has to be done. I am quite the mechanic, but also know my limits!
The following are items that most likely will need to be done:
-paint (with some rust repair on rocker panel) /
-Transmission rebuild (it hums...) /
- Rear Axle rebuilt ( it's gunky around the seals) /
- Engine rebuild
I know many of you are experts on these cars, and so I am hoping you could give me some ball park figures on the budget I should be looking at for each of those main areas of work.
As I said, I am not shy of doing some/ a lot of the work myself, but I know my limits...
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by ninomb; 03-29-2011 at 04:13 PM.