I just acquired it!! Finally!Mega-
comfort, Mega-quiet, Mega-class!! $93k
new in 1995 got a buyer cupholders
(Yes, I have them on the doors...$40
apiece), a decent sound system,super-
chrome wheels, and the best drop-top
coupe ever built. I've heard that
Mercedes lost money on every one that
they built due to engineering costs.
All I know is that I can fly this baby
over bad railroad tracks at 70 mph and
the cowl doesn't move a centimeter. 500
lbs of lead in the 4 corners will do
wonders for cowl-shake. Doesn't help
off-the-line acceleration, but she'll
boogie up to 130 mph without a whimper.
Classic proportions, precision
engineering, and faultless built add up
to good investment.
The convertible is a remarkable car. I
bought mine only recently and the car
feels like a tank (almost as heavy as
one, 4000lbs) and drives as smooth as a
magic carpet. Very civilized and quiet,
its aristocratic aura will rub off on
you. Reliable so far (64k). The
acceleration is very lethargic but once
it gets going it carries momentum very
effortlesly. What left an impression on
me is how quiet it is with the top down
and the rear windscreen up, doing 80 it
feels like I am traveling first class.
Truly a timeless jewel, I am the third
and most likely the final owner.
This has to be the finest 4 place cabriolet ever built.
I have had mine for right at 5 years now and every
time I get in it to drive it I have to smile. Great gas
mileage and once you upgrade the tires and wheels
to 16 or 17inch it handles wonderfully. I have the
sportline and would highly recommend that option.
Not great rear leg room but it will do in a pinch.
Engine is a great machine, I upgraded the rear end
to a more aggressive gearing and now it performs
like it should have from the factory.
I had a Subaru Sti and replaced it with this. This is truly the last great Mercedes convertible! More like a rolls than a BMW. Elegant without being flashy. Great smooth transmission without a too big engine. Plenty of power but really a luxury car, not a sports car.