Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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The only to be careful about are 86-89 (?) engines with aluminum heads.
From what I remember 84 and 85 models have upgraded electronics. Tachometer and cruise control works on them, when are constant headaches on earlier.
Not a big deal, but still.
I've seen those models garage kept in CA going above 10 grands.
IMHO those are the best cars/engines build in 20 Century. If you can buy one with less than 1/2 million miles, there is no way you can wear out the engine in your life, unless yoou commute to San Diego.
Welcome to the forum and good luck.