View Single Post
  #10  
Old 12-18-2000, 09:15 AM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 6,844
Unfortunately, the car won't be worth as much as the job done right.

We used to do 20-30 motors a year. Now we do about 6. This is because of two things: with cars running cleaner has come vastly extended engine life and the cost to restore has reached the value at half-life.

I was in Aruba two weeks ago and was proudly shown a pair of early Corvettes (56 and 63) that would easily be worth 30-40k each.... after a 50-60k restoration..

BTW most of the motors we do are for cars that aren't worth the cost of the repair (240D - 300SD). Usually it is for someone who is the original owner or bought when very new and has driven it for more than 100k.
__________________
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
Reply With Quote