New to the forums, and really glad to see a lot of Benz lovers here!
I started working for Mercedes Benz about 6 months ago. In my time there, I have seen a ton of really cool cars come through the building (mostly the newer ones).
The other day, a guy from another office drove his 1976 300d into work, and I instantly fell in love. I really really want one of these cars!!
I live in MI, so I know the rust will probably be an issue, but my question is this.
I am not a mechanic. Sure, I can change the oil and brakes and stuff like that, but I know nothing about engines or transmissions or anything. I've heard that these cars are relatively easy to work on, but I'm sure that is true for mechanics, and not just the average Joe.
So, is this something you think I could tackle with little experience as a mechanic? I obviously wouldn't want to buy a complete beater, so hopefully it wouldn't be a full on restoration. But then again, I am not in the market to spend $10k + for a fully restored one.
Thanks for the suggestions all!
P.S. - As an FYI, I am currently looking at this 300D
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D