I’ve never seen this R107 move. I hope it’s just biding its time.
I cringe at the sight of that spare tire sitting on the bonnet! awful!
Why? Do you think it’s ruining the paint?
I asked myself that very thing after I posted my comment. 🙂
I suppose the horse is out of the barn, eh?
Sigh – what a waste. Nice euro-headlights too.
That’s a shame. There are a lot of those “I’m gonna get to it” projects around here sitting in a similar state. If I had the cash I’d save them all.
Something expensive probably sidelined it.
I remembered seeing one of these in the garage of my mom’s friend. This is during the era when car imports in Indonesia were severely restricted. It was next to impossible to get something luxurious and exotic like these imported into the country, and it would costs a fortune. Yet the Merc SL was just languishing forlornly in the garage, half covered with tarps. I don’t think it was ever driven. My mom’s friend does not appear to be extraordinately rich either, pretty much an average family with an average house. How that thing end up in that garage is a mystery.
A shame really and the red paint has faded to almost no color even!
Someone here in Bellevue WA is trying to sell a 1982 Merc 240D sedan, had been listed at $2000, but now it’s listed at $800, non metallic beige with saddle brown leather interior, stereo, color matched wheel covers and reasonably straight body but needs restoration to bring back to showroom condition as it looks every bit the 30 YO daily driver.
As I’m sure we’ve all heard (and possibly experienced), “there is nothing as expensive as a cheap Mercedes-Benz”.
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