AVOID TATTY TRIM

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Be wary of a scruffy cabin as new in­te­rior trim is avail­able but far from cheap; some bits are shared with other Mercedes-Benz mod­els though, and sec­ond­hand parts can be found on­line. Watch out for scuffed seat bol­sters and dam­aged trim pan­els, while the leather and wood of post-1990 W463 mod­els adds lux­ury but is costly to re­fur­bish. Those later cars also added more in the way of elec­tron­ics so check that every­thing is work­ing, and look for signs of wa­ter leaks on mod­els equipped with a sun­roof. And the heat­ing needs to work prop­erly be­cause re­plac­ing a failed blower mo­tor is an ex­pen­sive dash­board-out job.

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