Date registered: Feb 2015
Vehicle: 74' 240D, 75' 300D
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Oh, I brought it down to the local mechanic and he told me the straight up truth. Don't bother trying to fix one that is beyond repair. Unless it's a rare model, there's no point. There's too many good examples of W115's still out there to settle for a rust bucket. He told me people offer him all the time $20, $30,000 to restore their Mercedes and he won't do it. The place was a classic restoration shop. He had a ton of American classics. He told me Euro classics are in a totally different league. That parts are way harder to find if you aren't willing to pay a pretty penny. That is why I've made the decision not to buy a junkyard car. Looking for one that already has been restored. I just don't have the know how, time, or cash to be restoring Mercedes vehicles at this point in my life. Now I can put $1-2k into the car every year to maintain it properly. I want to love a Mercedes but I by no means have a mechanics shop in my garage. That about sums it up right there. As far as practicality I would totally get a W123 over a W115 but my mind is set. I just can't turn away from that older look of the 60's & 70's Mercedes. I'm willing to tackle the extra work that goes into owning one.
Now, this saturday might be checking out another W115 I've been eyeballing since December as the price has dropped. I'm hoping... Every test drive is a learning experience.
Call me Ben! Formally "Mercedes Lover"
Last edited by Shakedown Street; 04-06-2015 at 10:54 AM.