Going on the Hunt to Buy an Older Mercedes Benz with Kent Bergsma: Part 1 - On Demand Video

Avoiding three common pitfalls that can become big money pitts

In this 10 minute video class Kent shows you what you should initially look for when checking out an older Mercedes for sale. He routinely does a quick 3 to 5 minute walk around to determine if the car passes his priority three part test. 

Going on the Hunt to Buy an Older Mercedes Benz with Kent Bergsma: Part 1 - On Demand Video
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Those three areas on inspection are:

  • Is there obvious evidence the car has not been maintained (particularly the drive train)?
  • Is there evidence the car has sat idle and not driven for a long time (real deal killer)?
  • Is there evidence the car has rust - particularly hidden rust cause by exposure to road salt?

In the example shown here Kent goes to look at a 1990 W126 300SEL that the owner is willing to let go cheap ($1000). You will be amazed at what he discovers as he walks around the car with you and discusses his findings. Find out if the car is worth purchasing and discover if Kent is really able to "cash in" on this flag ship big-bodied Benz.

Related Details NOT included: This does not cover a complete pre-purchase inspection. It only covers what should be looked at in the first walk around the car.

Chassis/Models Used in Filming: W126 300SEL

Information applies directly to the Following Chassis/Models: This applies to all older Mercedes Benz no matter what the chassis or model

Total Run Time: 10:49 Minutes

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