My dad is also a diesel Mercedes nut. When this post got bumped I immediately thought it would be the perfect late Father's Day gift. Sad to see that's not an option but glad to see its been sold. Congrats on the sale!
Here's my dad's 1963 sedan peaking out of the back of his shop. It was freshly painted over a decade ago and is still waiting reassembly. Wish I could help get this completed for him.