Looks like the Basketcase car is about to be reborn. It was my very first 16v, the mother of all 190 project cars, a $500 16v with a blown head. Originally mentioned in a post from way back in my newbie days, 2009 - https://forums.190rev.net/showthread....t-new-to-mercs
"my project car begins", what a joke! funny how plans change with what life throws at you. The stripped down 85 euro ended up giving it's heart to Dimples, and it's steering/diff/body pieces to "the shed".
I've recently been fortunate enough come across another unfortunate 16v, but in this 16v's death, Basketcase is reborn, and shall henceforth be known as "Phönix"! (It's German, of course, for Phoenix). Here's the beautiful donor...
You might be wondering why this car is a donor since its body is pretty straight and it has nice paint, but the clue is in the license plate, this car is dying from cancer...
a very dire spring perch situation
See you on the other side Phönix, das 190er Sechzehn-Ventil!