I am considering buying a 78 280SL from a family member. The fellow who
owns it now bought it in 1988, and has always parked it in a garage. It
has over 100k miles, but I don't yet have the exact number. The body
has no rust, and seems to be in great shape. It has a 6 cyl, and an
auto transmission. He has both the hard top and the soft top for the
car. To my knowledge, it has never been wrecked.
We are both still trying to determine what the value of the car is.
Anyone care to offer a rough estimate?
What things should I know about this car? Are there any(many?)
maintenence problems that are typical for this year and model? I have
never owned a Mercedes, and I am a bit worried about the unknown. Are
parts readily available? Do replacement parts cost an arm and a leg?
Thanks in advance.