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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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It might be cheaper to buy a good running driving car. These cars are not expensive to buy but can be expensive to fix. If there is rust, forget about it. When you say it has been sitting for 20 years, do you mean that literally? It hasn't been started or driven for 20 years? If it has 20 year old low profile tires (difficult to imagine) those are trash to start with. Also there is a 107 forum which can probably help you to evaluate the car better (google it - not familiar with it myself). What I can tell you is that if you add up the costs for replacing the convertible top, getting the AC running, getting the engine running, fixing the interior if it needs it, fixing the paint if it needs it you will have FAR exceeded the cost of buying a good clean driver where everything works.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...