Hi all, first post here. I'm a former w123 240D owner, and I've been looking at getting a w116 for a while now.
I recently came across this one on Craigslist. https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/dallas-1980-mercedes-benz-300sd/6858417254.html
I'll be checking it out this weekend. I just thought I'd get everyone's opinion on how much a car like this is worth, and what might be the max you all would pay for this one. That is, assuming the engine runs well with minimal blow-by, and everything else is mechanically sound, and no rust.
The owner said that extra fuel tank might be T'ed in to the fuel line at the rear, and it is not a veggie oil conversion. First owner was a farmer, allegedly, so I think its more likely it was used to move red dye around. I will take a damn good look at that and make sure it's not set up for veg oil, as that would be a no-go for me.
The odometer stopped at 120k miles, and all 4 window monitors are not working. And hard to tell how the paint is, but the owner said the clear coat is worn through in places.
Any big red flags I'm not seeing? Let me know what you all think. I think this car might be worth saving, but it will need 4x window monitors, new carpet, a complete rear seat, and who knows what else.