Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
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You MIGHT recoup some $$ by selling the extra parts that come with the car. But if you're a noob, I would pass on this thing. The best advice I've ever heard (and I saw it in the thread) is to save your $$ and buy the best Benz that you can. Even if you get the car for $1k, the lack of facilities and experience is going to cost you more and more $$.
I've got the same model you want, I paid $1k for it (eBay purchase) and I've got about $30k into it (parts, tools, services). In its present condition, I'd bet the car is worth no more than $5-6k.
My vote: pass on this one.