As you all may well know, I am new to the W116 world. I have toyed with a few other vehicles in the past, but never a W116. I have also looked at the prices for everything from trim pieces, window motors, hoods, doors, TPS, MPS, injectors... you name it. Trying to assess the situation.
I'm not looking to make a profit, but I'm not looking to go into the poor house either
So how much have you spent on your W116? For those with more than one, perhaps your favorite(s) 116. I'll start off...
Model: 1974 450SEL
When bought: 08/03/2010
Amount paid for car: $900
Amount spent on car thus far: $68 for oil and filter
What still needs to be done: New grille, new sway bars, some new hoses, D-Jet adjustments
(hopefully no parts), new timing chain, fix some rust issues, clean fuel tank, new fuel filter, new shocks, new speedo cable, new/clean master cylinder, new pads, new trunk emblem, new AC hose, perhaps some other things I haven't found yet.
Other comments: Staying in the realm of my student budget will require me to learn a lot about things which I have never done.
Total: $968 and counting...
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