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Old 03-09-2006, 03:38 PM
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Resurrection or Salvage? W123

This W123 is right down the street from work, took a look at it today. The bug has bitten, like going to the pound and looking at the puppies that are going to be put down.
Resurrection or Salvage?
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:30 PM
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Wow that'd be quite a bit of work to get back on the road I'd think. Thats a N/A 5cyl model too, very interesting....

Looks like there's a lot of rust in the usual places too....it might be better off as a parts car, especially if the motor/trans are in bad shape.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:50 PM
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Going to bring my big socket wrench with me tomorrow and see if the motor will rotate - that probably will be my deciding factor. There has been a guy from Houston snatching up some of these girls and paying more than I would local.
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:24 PM
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Someone trashed a set of Euros. Too bad.

That car looks like it would take a LOT of work (and $$$) to even get back to running condition...not to mention any cosmetic issues. Probably parts only but who knows...$300 seems a bit steep too.

I bought a running n/a '81 300D from Diesel Power at last month's fire sale in Paradise. It had a set of H4 Hella's that were worth 1/2 what I paid for the car. The inside of that one is pretty rough and there's some rust in the floor pans too but, I have a fantasy of making a grease-powered farm hauler out of it to replace TOAD.....
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:43 PM
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Carpet and seats aren't spendy around here. Maybe $100 for that, dash would need to be replaced, a cover won't help that. New glass lenses for the lamps. Plus any mechanical stuff. I could probably have it up to par with $6-800... and a week of my time.

Looks to be a TD in the background too...
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:35 PM
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looks like

the floor has been pretty wet.

tired too.

would have to be pretty cheap.

good luck

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Old 03-09-2006, 08:14 PM
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I wouldn't have it even if it was given to me for free!
It would take B/w $5-$7K to get it right IMO.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:16 PM
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Well if the body is straight, and rust free, it may be worth a resto if thats what you are looking for.

But rust or major accident damage would religate it to the crusher in my book.
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Carpet and seats aren't spendy around here. Maybe $100 for that, dash would need to be replaced, a cover won't help that. New glass lenses for the lamps. Plus any mechanical stuff. I could probably have it up to par with $6-800... and a week of my time.

Looks to be a TD in the background too...
Yeah there is a wagon back there. I would snatch that one up if it where me.

TX76513-Did you check out the TD?
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:30 PM
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Poor thing... someone cared about it at one point since it has european spec headlights.
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problem is all the good shells are in the south....and all the good interiors and engines are in the north east.

It would be a good recipient for a rustbucket donor car.
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You can find pretty good interior in the NW too since the sun doesn't beat the heck out of and cook the inside.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:43 AM
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Carpet and seats aren't spendy around here. Maybe $100 for that, dash would need to be replaced, a cover won't help that. New glass lenses for the lamps. Plus any mechanical stuff. I could probably have it up to par with $6-800... and a week of my time.

Looks to be a TD in the background too...
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Yeah there is a wagon back there. I would snatch that one up if it where me.

TX76513-Did you check out the TD?
The TD sold over a month ago to a guy in Houston - I looked back on the sellers feedback and there is none for that car, it may come back as a re-list or he is just holding it. Somewhere here I have a post on the TD when it was in auction with some specific details.
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