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02-04-2018 10:33 AM
72euro107 Thanks guys! The car went out of state via CL...Funny thing is that I do part cars..but not these cars. I really didn't want to give myself a reason to start hunting down and parting 107's...I'm the addictive type who would end up with a backyard full of them ⁀⊙﹏☉⁀
02-04-2018 08:07 AM
Cefalu Another difference is the 107.43 Euro automatics used a 4 speed tranny while the US version used a 3 speed. I saw this on eBay and thought about bidding on it for the parts. But at $1,900 it didn't leave any meat on the bone. But if you're thinking about parting it out I'm looking for the headlights / wood interior and a friend wants the bumpers. I'm in Walnut Creek, so pretty close.
02-03-2018 10:50 PM
Cefalu It didn't sell for $1,900
02-03-2018 10:49 PM
01-29-2018 05:59 PM
isthisdave .

Classic Center has no interest in working on 107s.
01-29-2018 02:45 PM
redghost That it is an early example makes for increased values. This example has all the cool bits, like headlight, bumper, banana light, Nardi and matching numbers. If you clean them up and sell, you could pocket $2500.

The body can be rebuilt. The engine can be rebuilt. The interior can be re-done. I would market the car to somebody who will take it to Classic Center and get rebuilt. Scrap metal value is nil to $200. Investing five figures would return $40k. Classic center probably would charge $70k once made pretty. Concours edition for this would be Cinderella slipper type thing. It is a perfect project for somebody.

Salvage yards no longer hold onto cars for much beyond seven weeks. Scrap value is nothing, so sellers get about $100, and the car is either crushed or PnP yard will give it a month or so to be stripped, then crush it. Trying to find a buyer for it in current condition, you might get $500-900. Some aficionado will invest the required cash (around $5k) to make it run and look ok. A real aficionado will dump $15k to bring it back to #2 condition.

Engine no run on early M117 wants cleaned fuel tank, fresh filters, new pump (nissan makes one) and hoses, fresh injectors, new plugs and wires, MAP replaced, Trigger points replaced, and dizzy with points and condenser. A fresh wire harness and EFI computer trouble shooting should have the bulk of any issues solved. Tossing some diesel (a wee shot) into each cylinder should lube things well enough to hand crank the engine while you replace the timing chain and tensioners. I would find a Djet genius to do the EFI work.
01-28-2018 04:40 PM
OKC Jeff Looks to me that this is a car that got the Miami Vice treatment in 1985ish. The headlights traded out, ground effects and a complete repaint with acrylic enamel (possibly single stage, not base/clear). Although some parts (such as bumpers and headlights) can be worth a premium, I can see that the rear bumper impact strip is dented in below the license plate and the left headlight upper aluminum molding is wavy (usually indicating it is dented), the cracked and crinkled paint on the left side of the trunk lid and radiator support surrounding the info plates and decals suggest multiple (and old) repaints. As well as possible perforated rust.

I own several 1970s-80s Mercedes-Benz cars that appear much like this one: they have nice Euro parts, and have been sitting outside for years. What I have observed is that quite often the headlight glass lenses are cracked, the chrome reflector plates are rusted, the bumpers have perforated rust coming through from the back side, and the fiberglass ground effects are old-cracked up items, regardless of "provenance".

The value question becomes not a matter of the general "what are the parts worth", but rather "what are the parts worth in their current condition"? The $500 headlight that needs $600 worth of parts, labor and shipping to get to that level is worth how much? I think anything above $1500-2500 is in the "dollar for dollar" category; for every increase in dollar value you will spend a dollar to achiever it. That includes your own time as a labor cost as well as: remove part, clean part, advertising, packaging for shipping, freight, and the time it takes to monetize the investment. Salvage yards figure 2 years to achieve full investment return.
01-28-2018 09:08 AM
MBGraham Unless it is your hobby, factoring in the time it takes to remove, clean up, prepare parts for re-sale and then dispose of what is left could make selling car in bits less attractive. Some, (like Fonzi?) enjoy this kind of thing.

That car looked kind of rough. Are those euro bumpers rust free? Can't really tell until they are removed. The djet parts could bring in some $$$. But they would need to be tested on a working engine and be sold in working condition to command higher prices.

But what do I know - Not into that sort of thing anyway. Fonzi is the expert
01-27-2018 09:24 PM
Dr.Grillz Fonzi, looking at eBay prices and what has sold, I think the numbers I gave are very conservative estimates. I don't think he'll have a hard time selling the parts if he puts together some pictures and lists them. $1500-2500 IMO is way low of an estimate as a parts car. But hey, its just my opinion.
01-27-2018 09:20 PM
72 backyard find

Originally Posted by Dr.Grillz View Post
Way more than $1500-2500 IMO.

Not sure what the market value of Euro bumpers for 107's are, but I would say a nice pair is easily $1000. Euro lights another $1000 and then the bodykit (which look AMG to me based on the location of stamps) would also bring $1000 for the set easily. These are minimum numbers, too. Everything else can still be parted out for more (front turn signals, grille, engine parts, interior bits, etc).

Those are the numbers hed get if he can do a good job parting out and selling the parts. People who store parts cars and put their time and labor into parting and selling parts would probably pay closer to that original $1500-2500 IMO. (If that. Not many 107 parts cars ever fetch more than $2000.)

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