I have to agree that you are better off selling it in pieces... since you
put so much money into it already... Have you considered buying another of
the same car... that is in better shape and transplant as much as you can
into the better car?
What to do with the car afterward? Sell or give it to your family member?
The above work is intensive and costly if you are not mechanically inclined.
Otherwise, I'd have to say maybe you can get $1500... which is a serious
insult to what you may have spent on the car... Consider this... say you get
a 1998 E300TD for $10,000... it is not so bad that it cost $8500 with the
If you sell in pieces, you probably might be able to get $4000 if you found
buyers for all your parts... which is a bit hard at this time.