Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: 1966 250SE Cab, 1989 500SEL euro
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The price is high for the 240D, the price is about right for the 420SEL. The 420 will fit into today's world a lot better than the 240 will. I call the 240Ds "tractors" - it's an appliance, a utility, that does a phenomenal job - but the 420 will feel more late 90s with the modern comforts you're probably used to.
If I was to chose between the 240 and 420, the 420 with 50k would be a long-shot winner. But at that point, I'd be thinking of upgrading even further to a low-mileage 1995 E320 - better driver, less age-related issues, better mpg, same reliability, same money bracket.
1989 500SEL ECE
1966 Mercedes 250SE Cabriolet
1958 BMW Isetta 600