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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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If you want a good mechanic project then avoid anything with rust. Also decide whether or not you are going to tolerate the slowness of the 4 cylinder diesel. Having said that, the 6 cylinder gas cars are kind of a pig at the pump. For "coolness" factor I would go with a W114 coupe. I think they are tremendously undervalued.
I'm sure if you take some time you can find a car with a good body and a dead engine. That's much better for someone who is a mechanic. It is not a good idea to buy the first car you see. Look at a lot of them (if there is inventory) before you decide. You are going to be stuck with it for a while...
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, ...