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Date registered: Oct 2011
Vehicle: 1979 450SL Anthracite with red interior, 17" AMG wheels
Location: Southern North Carolina, a comunity called Cason Old Field
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Desirability of 65 190D
I usually hang out at the 107 section since I have a 450SL, however I'v come across a possible trade for one of my old Dodges against a 65 190D. I'm waiting for pictures, so I havn't even seen it. The guy claims the interior is nice but it needs a kingpin..... I think he might mean balljoint, not sure on that, he also says there's rust on the floorpans, again, I'm not sure on that point either, but have done my share of welding, and depending, it might not be an issue... if it's not much. I take it that t runs also. Frankly, I have to go look at it if I like what I see in the pictures he's supposed to email me. But.... are the Fintails worth hobby restoring? I'm not talking full on restoration, rather presentable and roadworthy. Are the 190D motor parts tough to find, I didn't really see much in the line of parts around on what few sites I went to. This 190D has my ears perked, but I don't want to really tie up all my time on something too hammered, instead focus on my 450SL, which is nice enough. Would you guys think it an interesting acquisition? or a big headache?
"Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old, second hand diamonds than none at all".