Be brave: ’60 Mercedes Benz 300d Sedan
One has to be brave to undertake the care and feeding of a car that gave birth to the legendary 300SL Gullwing. That’s right, many of the bits from this giant, elegant sedan were modified to fit in the Gullwing and Roadster chassis. These are extraordinary cars of great quality but they are expensive to restore and maintain. Once done, they are very rewarding, although at a leisurely pace. This one caught our attention because the seller says it is mostly a solid car with all of its parts and is said to actually run. Because of the expensive upkeep, many of these are neglected and become parts cars for the luckier ones. Yes, the interior will need attention but we would worry about the drivetrain and electrics first. Don’t go near this one or any other reasonably complex and rare car without a thorough PPI. We’ve said it before and we feel it is important to repeat this. Prices of 300c and d sedans fell in 2008 like a raised ranch in a Las Vegas sub-division. So now the best examples might hit the $50,000 range. But how long can that last for a car prized by the elite and super wealthy? We think this one will sell in the low $20s. Click here for the eBay auction.