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advice for buying 85 280sl

Just looking for some insight. Considering buying a 85 Euro spec 280sl in good condition w/ abt 100,000mi. Car has sat garaged for a while and runs rough and rich. Think it needs more that a tune up, maybe a valve job and timing chain because of the mileage. Owner seems not to know too much or claims not to, is his wife's 2nd car. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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a 85 Euro spec 280sl
Sorry, but what u mean? W126 280SEL?
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