1975 Mercedes 300D

My friend has a '75 MB 300D that has been stored in a garage for the last 12 years. It has not been driven in all that time. Does anyone have any idea as to the value of said car?
Thanks,
Mike
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It depends on the condition because storage for that long a time without running the car probably means a lot of seals and rubber will need to be replaced. How good is the body, paint, and interior? How about records of maintenece and whats the mileage?
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First off, find the correct year and model

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That it wasn't driven for 12 years isn't a plus in its favor so forget that - it's a 30 year old car that will need some mechanical restoration before it can be driven. Engine, transmission, brakes etc.
And after that open ended expense it's still a 30 year old car.
Scrap value, IMHO.
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A '75 Mercedes 300D is probably a W115 with 5 cylinder diesel engine (in Germany this car has been sold under the description Mercedes-Benz 240D 3.0). The value of this car is directly proportional to the condition of the car. If the body is rusty, forget it. These cars are said to be impossible to rebuild because the body structure is too complex. If you would try to sell this car in germany, the demand would rise considerably this year, because it will be older than 30 years, and instead of paying ridiculous 700 euros for car tax, you only have to spend 130 euros or so.
Nevertheless: I would regard a 300D in perfect(!) shape to be worth less than 6000 USD. So a complete restoration must not cost more than this, or it will not pay for the buyer.
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mike snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

I was told the car was a 1975 300D (for diesel?). Scrap is probably all it is good for. The body is in good shape. So probably, parting it out is the best option. Having said that, does anyone have any idea as to the value?
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$100.00 but not much more
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If it really is a rust free 115 car it has value. There's really none left and they were durable as hell. If there's ANY rust run away screaming, but a truly rust free 115 can probbaly be brought back to life; it depends in your goals, you could egt it running and fix what's broke or start repairing it properly (replace all rubber, replace all brake hydraulics etc).
Betcha it has rust if you look though, look behind the wheel weels, rockers, floors, truck. Take a magnet. It's probably been bondod someplace.
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Very near zero. It was parked for a reason - something expensive broke and you still have to deal with that and all the issues related to a long sitting car. This isn't a Deusenberg, it's a 123 and you'd probably be better off giving the guy $1000 and running away without the car. It could be right expensive to get right, much more than buying a decent running car.
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