One for Des

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One for Des

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Re: One for Des

Post by Des » Tue 16 Dec, 2008 2:53 pm

Nice!


The 220 was the first new design after WW2


I would be happy with this under my Christmas tree

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Re: One for Des

Post by Hendrik » Tue 16 Dec, 2008 3:27 pm

I would not call sticking the headlights into the mudguards an all new design, more of an model upgrade.
A LHD wreck for 5.5K euro, don't know what the reserve is on that 220B but I'd rather that for 5.5Keuro.

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Re: One for Des

Post by Des » Tue 16 Dec, 2008 4:22 pm

Don't see many 170 wrecks here in Australia for restoration though,

but yes I think it is overpriced, like any classic MB in Europe,


I would have thought something like that could be, if found here obtained for $3k-4k
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Re: One for Des

Post by John Green » Thu 18 Dec, 2008 5:26 pm

Try this if you have very deep pockets...

http://www.pickles.com.au/damaged/vehic ... -202097454

I have for some time been going to write an article on the economies of restoration V's buying one outright and paying interest on a loan. Obviously there are many differant ways of concidering the ecomonics of the matter, but a major differance in which way is the best way for any given person to go is the amount of labour that they can contribute personally to the project.

Must get around to it one day, this is the sort of car that I would use an an example...
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Re: One for Des

Post by Des » Thu 18 Dec, 2008 6:06 pm

John Green wrote:Try this if you have very deep pockets...

http://www.pickles.com.au/damaged/vehic ... -202097454

What do you think that would sell for?

$2k? $10k?

Sure no doubt you could spend 3 times the amount of money on a car to fully restore it, than buying a nice restored example that someone else has poured their life into.

That car is a good example,

say you bought it for $5k
bodywork? full respray can set you back $10k these days, without any other work needing to be done,
let's say $12k

interior? well it looked stuffed, so another $12k there,

wiring? no idea

mechanicals engine and driveline rebuild? maybe $5-8k?

glass, rubbers, misc parts that are missing, maybe another $5k?


Thats not much change, if any out of 42-50k


then if you went to sell it, maybe $25k, problem is you may have to wait years for someone to come along with the dollars to buy it.
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Re: One for Des

Post by 76Benz » Fri 19 Dec, 2008 9:02 am

That black one would be an ideal base for a hotrod.
Probably too expensive to restore and has no log books or history so value would be down anyway.
Would have a look if I was down South

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Re: One for Des

Post by HansKruger » Fri 19 Dec, 2008 5:40 pm

That 170 looks like it needs far more work than you would ever expect to get back out of it Des
and what you would only sell it after a few months anyway and move onto something else

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