[QUOTE=Wilhelm Sorban;4483859]All nice and good, but with such an investment, one could go with an R171.
Why make an old car look new, when you can just buy a new'er' with that money?
Maybe, if you really REALLY LOVE the R170, and don't want to switch to any other model, consider getting the facelift, at least!
Or you could even consider the R170 Special Edition!
But why oh why make the car something that it isn't?
I wouldn't suggest you get an R170 AMG, just because it would be a pity to "butcher" it in this way (to put it nicely).
2015 dash, and retrofit Android navi just won't do. (not in any car, and especially not in a classy R170!)
But that's just my 2c, who am I to disagree.
Tastes should not be argued, each with their own
It's just that I've done something "similar".
I had the non facelift, and wanted to bring it to facelift exterior, just to then realize that I could in fact buy a facelift, which I did, and took off the nice red interior of the non face-lift and fitted it instead of the black worn-out facelift model.
Then I realized I invested so much in the R170 (just about 6k Euros, including the car price), to make it as full option as possible (which I kinda achieved), but the car sold for 2900 Euros in the end.
Was it fun? Absolutely. Was it worth it? Absolutely, but I did the entire job myself, including roaming the country for spare parts, and disassembling them from old cars myself.
P.S. Do let us know how the result looks like
as you said everyone to their own, and I imagine that turning an old 1938 chev sloper(aus model) into a rod is not good either .I love doing conversions to car my way .
Buy a newer one? this 170 cost me $32, 000 Australian dollars 7 years ago. import cars here in Thailand have a 300% tax on them
here is one example on today listing .
2000 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.4 W220 (ปี 99-05) Sedan - AT ...
"อุปกรณ์เสริมและอุปกรณ์ตกแต่ง" เครื่องเล่น cd, usb, กระจกไฟฟ้า, กระจกมองข้างปรับไฟฟ้า ...
1,500,000 Baht =australian dollar is about 60,000
web page .
this is Thailand not America for cheap cars .
I will post pictures when it is finished in 2 months.