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Hello everyone!

I have acquired a 1984 mercedes td euro some minor rust other than that it is really clean.

It did not run when i got it I did a valve job cleaned out the fuel system. Now it runs great 170000 miles.

I would like to do some other minor tune up related stuff. But the wife wants to know a ballpark value. So I can sell. Or how much money do I want to throw at it.

I already have plenty of projects. So she says I have to get rid of a couple to proceed on others.

So what is the low/high end value Of these beautiful vehicles.

Any feedback would be great! I have looked around on the web prices seem to be all over the place.

Thanks for your info out there in MB land
 

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Hello everyone!

I have acquired a 1984 mercedes td euro some minor rust other than that it is really clean.

It did not run when i got it I did a valve job cleaned out the fuel system. Now it runs great 170000 miles.

I would like to do some other minor tune up related stuff. But the wife wants to know a ballpark value. So I can sell. Or how much money do I want to throw at it.

I already have plenty of projects. So she says I have to get rid of a couple to proceed on others.

So what is the low/high end value Of these beautiful vehicles.

Any feedback would be great! I have looked around on the web prices seem to be all over the place.

Thanks for your info out there in MB land
Ebay seems to be what the market value is. Yes it's all over the place!

Dave
 

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They're all priceless!

Go and find an insurance valuer and get an evaluation for a better idea. Someone needs to see the car to value it.
 

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That's a great idea I never thought of the insurance route. What About NADA guides I have always thought those to be a starting point.
 

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They're all priceless!

Go and find an insurance valuer and get an evaluation for a better idea. Someone needs to see the car to value it.
There we go!:bowdown:
 

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I don't know much about "book" values - I've only got a bit of experience of them in the UK... They can be a bit mean to older cars. They tend not to understand classics.

Here in Holland you can fix a value to your "classic" vehicle so long as you get it inspected by the insurance company's tame assessor. It is a bit of a fiddle - you pay something like 150 euros for some chap to come and drink your coffee and have a look at your car. He then says for the next three years you would have to pay XXXXX euros to replace your car in the event of a total loss. It is also assumed that you "have to" replace your car immediately. If you haven't been a fool and paid too much for your car it can seem to be quite a lot. Consequently the day value of the vehicle is usually about 70% of the guaranteed insured value.

So after all of the ramble - be aware of the type of assessment you are getting.

Some classic specialists will also give you an indication of your vehicle's worth - but be very very wary of the motor trade! It is just like a pawn shop - if you're buying it costs 100 times more than what they'll pay for the same item.
 
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