Most of the time, the interior of a 44-year-old car in Colorado is cracked, peeling, and thoroughly sun-bleached. Mercedes-Benz, however, developed some of the toughest interior materials ever made, and the seats of most 1970s Benzes look good long after the rest of the car has worn out.
This car came with a sophisticated overhead-cam V8 making 230 horsepower, which was needed in a car that weighed in at 3,597 pounds. The price tag was $10,540, just over 60 grand in 2016 dollars and much more expensive than the $7,360 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado.
This one isn't rusty and the interior probably was pretty nice before junkyard shoppers started hacking and gouging in their frenzy to pull parts. If you want one of these cars, presentable runners are still out there for reasonable prices... but the cost of ownership tends to be steep.