can anyone comment on what the total budget for something like this might cost?
i'm guessing 6 figures would be possible...
This one, reportedly has an appraisal of 70,000EUR. Now that's not necessarily what it costs to restore one to this condition, but the price of the wee little guys isn't going down, and a restoration of any vehicle to this level (the level posted in Truktors pics) is going to cost a pretty penny (or whatever the EUR equivalent is)
I should very much like to own one someday.
Good news is you can buy an entire tub (fully body!) for them now, and it's reportedly the same gauge metal and the whole bit. It's not cheap, but it's available.
Those are the rarer, pre-MB or very start of MB production 2010's though, so I think a premium is paid for the rarity.
Alternatively, a nice MB branded unit not over-restored can be had in the 30k CAD (plus shipping ect) here:
And cheaper units as well elsewhere in the world.