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What's it worth? 1964 Mercedes

A guy down the street is selling a 1964 Mercedes, needs some work, but looks solid from the three pics I have. It's a diesel engine, manual trans. He said it cranks, but doesn't turn over. So at least it's not froze up. I've attached a few photos. Any idea on the value of this? I know it's hard going by just three photos, but any estimates would be awesome and what to look for when I check it out.

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What's it worth? 1964 Mercedes

Not too much fortunately/unfortunately. The local pizza delivery guy around here drives one of those to deliver pizza. He said he got it for about $800 I think. He got a good deal, but it needs a lot of work, but less than that one appears to need. So...

Edit... Oh. The one the pizza man drives looks similar due to the faded paint, but his has the double-stacked headlights. So it's clearly different.

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Last two photos are the same, so not sure if you have a different third photo to upload or not.

Assuming the interior is in the same condition as the exterior and with the non running engine, I wouldn't pay more than $600. Just a small premium over scrap value.

If the engine was running and you had an idea of the engine health, maybe $900.

Look for savage rust in the wells on each side of the trunk and the flat area in between. Check the floor boards, also common to rust. The area right above and right below the headlights (check carefully to insure they have not been filled. You can use a magnet to find out). Area below the battery box should be probed carefully for damage beyond surface corrosion. And of course look for rust in and around the jack points.
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Current value--about $700

Cost to restore--about $20,000

Value once restored--maybe $6,000
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Pic of interior attached.

I was thinking these would be worth way more for some reason. :/
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The interior seems to tell a different story. If rust free, it is probably worth putting back on the road.

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Pic of interior attached.

I was thinking these would be worth way more for some reason. :/
Carpenterman captured the root of the problem. It just doesn't pencil out. You can buy OK examples that have a decent drivetrain and working breaks for only a few thousand.

Here is one on ebay with auction ending in next 24 hours. Note it has rust.

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Pic of interior attached.

I was thinking these would be worth way more for some reason. :/
The interior looks to be re-done to me. Are those the wrong interior door handles? Those look way too early for 1964...

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I reckon it is a '66 -68 model with those handles. Maybe it is the pic but it looks like that right hand front seat does not recline?? Never seen a fixed seat so maybe it is just the pic.
Do some homework on the cost for rubbers to revive a dead car - door seals alone are about $1000 (OEM but not through MB). So add on glass seals, suspension rubbers, full brake rebuild, new tyres and you have maybe $3k to spend to make it a good reliable driver. Then it still looks like a beater...
So yeah it is not worth much. A car here in oz with a new (but not factory) interior and running 220S drivetrain got sold for $800. To me that looks like $4-500. Scrap prices have dropped!
So why am I fixing a 'parts car' that I got just to sell? Well, let's just say that I am a finnie fanatic and I could not bear the thought of this nice old car being killed off when it was one of the tidier ones (ie bugger all rust) that I have seen. So I am hoping to break even and keep it alive, but will not be putting new door rubbers on. Just making it a 10 footer car so that hopefully someone can take it under their wing and do a rolling resto on it over time.
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Thanks for all the opinions. I'm passing on it.

Thanks for helping me not make a mistake.
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