I'm looking at picking up a 1969 200-Series and wanted your opinions on the car.
How expensive are they to repair? Are the electronically reliable? Are parts difficult to find? Can I use modern parts instead of OEM parts?
The one I'm looking at is being advertised at $2500. The owner said that the fuel pump needs to be changed but what specifically do I need to be looking at when visiting the car?
I'm planning on getting it in working condition, it needs to drive a few thousand miles a year so I need it to be somewhat reliable.
More info on the car via owner:
1969 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series
4 door, automatic transmission,
6 cylinder, Dual carbs
New A-Arms shocks, tie rods, and ball joints
Never winter driven
Frame and body solid
Owners manual, parts manual, and service record manual included.
Tires and brakes are in good shape
Was running but fuel pump needs to be fixed.
This car is in really good shape for the age. the body is hard and solid. A head light bulb and a tail light bub need to be changed. The windows work, they are hand crank. The interior including the seats are all intact. It was running and will run again as soon as a new fuel pump is installed. It won't take much to get it going again and put it on the road.