I am 60 years old and have always been a car buff, and this has got to be one of the best cars ever built. I just bought this car one month ago and have driven over 2000 miles. It is 15 years old with only 35,000 miles and 2 other owners. I thank them for the fine care and low miles. This car looks and drives like new!
An eBay purchase, this car was
repainted following purchase due to sun
damage but otherwise needed very
little. I own 6 classic Mercedes and
this is the grand pappy of them all,
with silky-smoooth ride and exceptional
quietness. This model sold for $82,900
new, and can be purchased typically for
$10K to $20K depending on condition.
Probably the closest thing to
a "lifetime" car you can buy, with much
simpler electronics and lower costs of
ownership than the successor 140 series
cars. As far as what to watch out for,
these cars had some corrosion problems
in the rear window areas and sometimes
the glass would delaminate; used glass
is about $400.
Styling, power, roominess
Replacing the stereo is expensive;
speakers have to be replaced; all non-