Is this a good buy? 1977 Mercedes SL

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  1. gina2201

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    Opinions on this?

    1977 Mercedes SL
     
  2. Will

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    Well unless you're doing the work yourself, you'll need several grand to see it on the road again!

    At least the seller is honest with the rust, and isn't being greedy on the price :)

    Will
     
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    Yup a nice straight advert ... makes a change!
     
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    The owner cannot even be bothered to push it out of the garage to takes pics or clean it up a bit...

    Love the comment " potentially get it back on the road without spending a huge amount of money, and have themselves a cheap summer car"


    I think if you just send £10,000 to my western union account it will almost feel the same as buying that car and getting it road worthy.


    :)



    Sorry, unless its worth that in bits I'd run
     
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    It's surely a fair price for a complete car? Many good spares etc. Just probably not a viable project for most people if you're paying for the work.

    Some people like the 'fun' of restoration, in that case, it might be ideal :)

    Will
     
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    I appreciate the money it stands is fair.

    I just feel to get that to a standard you would be happy with would cost an awful lot. I also agree doing it up could be fun.


    :)




    You would probably make on it just buying it and storing it in a garage for another 10 years as long as you put it in one of them air bubble things so the rust doesn't turn it to powder.
     
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    That all sounds fair enough to me.
     
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    What sort of budget do you reckon to get tidy and on the road....Coupe has gone now by the way....
     
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    Very deep money pit....
     
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    hmmmmmmmm, dont think my budget will stretch to such a big money pit......maybe stick to the R129 that runs already
     
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    it is only viable to break for spares IMHO
     
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    definatly worth all of the £1.2k in spares.

    fixable (anything is) but at what cost - probably needs £2k easily, unless you are doing the work yourself.
     
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    You can double that figure and then some. A new plenum chamber panel is £2k - purely for the labour to remove the entire dash.

    Don't even think about it!
     
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    luckily my plenum chambers are OK; but you can do an alternative fix by removing the grilles, cutting and bending back the metal, treating the rust, applying fibreglass matting and/or secure metal plate in, then welding back the metal and then putting the grilles back on. all according to chriss bass's buyers guide...... its a popular alternative to the costs involved in removing the dash etc.

    it does depend on how much rust and how the buyer intends to fix it up. it may not require too much costs to get it MOT-able and safe - however of course to get it looking good is another matter.

    i'm currently doing mine, and so far costs have been OK but my car was ok-ish to begin with....
     

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