Wheeler Dealers: S5 E1&2 – Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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Budget: £5,000
Purchase Price: €6,900 (£5,400)
Final Cost: £6,920
Selling Price: £7,900
Profit/Loss: +£980

Work Completed: Replaced front brake discs and calipers, full exhaust, convertible hood, exhaust system, aftermarket wheels and steering wheel for originals, repaired rust patch on front right wing, changed headlamps to UK-spec units.

Notes: Purchased in Germany. Car originally had no MOT in Germany due to the lack of a catalytic converter. First car purchased over the planned budget. Restoration price includes £400 travel expense and a credit of £135 from selling the aftermarket wheels and steering wheel.

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