still though, combined with the buying price of 1000 pounds, you would have a top spec S-class car for 11 to 12 thousand pounds. New it would have been more than tenfold that. From that perspective, it actually would be economical. Now I know the UK has some insanely low second hand car prices, but coming from mainland Europe, that would sound like a great deal.
Do a series of you fixing the car on a budget buying using genuine parts or good quality after market parts so people can see how much it would cost to maintain an old top spec car themselves without having to pay dealer/garage prices
It seems to be the prices like at a Mercedes dealer. To keep it on the road, you should weld the rusted parts, change spark plugs or an ignition coil, find a used front suspension and that is all. And you donˋt need any specialist. In Germany, the best and cheap way to get a Mercedes repaired, is a Taxi garage. They all know Mercedes and they know where they get parts cheap.