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W126 Collectability/pricing

John Nickoloff
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 21:52:46 GMT

John Nickoloff
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 21:57:23 GMT

I am thinking about purchasing a W126 Mercedes (1988-1991) and considering what level of "resto-moding" would be considered "OK" without destroying value. Also, I need to here of some recent purchases to help me determine where the market is on a 300SE/300SEL/420SEL in excellent condition. Thank you.

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:15:52 GMT

“Resto-moding ” of any classic Mercedes generally means lowering the value of the car. Most buyers of classic Mercedes vehicles prefer OEM equipment and styling. One exception I have noted with classic cars in general - classic Corvettes which have been resto-moded have at times sold at auction for more than a fully restored model.