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1979 vs 1982 300SD?
I am looking to buy an old 300SD. I have two in mind (both are same price), but need advice on which seems like the better choice.
Choice 1: 1982 300SD (W126 chassis); 273,000 miles, new trans, brakes, and glow plugs; needs new paint and upholstery and very minor body work (though frame is fine).
Choice 2: 1979 300SD (W116); 248,000 miles; engine in great shape; paint and interior in very good condition.
On the surface, the 1979 seems better, but the early '80s 300SD are supposed to be excellent as far as durability. Based on this info, what do you think?