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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Ideally, I'd like to get the body to be 95%, put $1200 into new seat covers and wind up with something I could value/sell at $5000. Is this wishful thinking?
Yes, it is wishful thinking. To get good seat covers and seat pads (which it will need) is going to be way more than $1200. Carpets? Rust --> PAINT, not a cheap car to paint. A W108 sedan is a nice car but by far the best deal is to buy one that someone else has put a lot of money into. If you are buying it as a parts car or as a driver for $1000 and selling it for $2000, you can probably make some money that way. But it is not a cheap car to fix up. My 2 cents...
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, ...