Hi, I am newly registered to this forum, but have been lurking for a while.
I would be a MB owner today, but I had to pass on the 1985 380SE. The price is really right, but it's been sitting for at least 4 years. I've been through nursing a car back from the beyond before and just am not up for that again right now. Maybe never. Letting a car sit is just the worst thing you can do to it.
Besides I really want a SD or SDL, and considered the SE only because I know the owner.
My nonbuyer's regret is, I wish I had the energy (and $) to get the car back to good running condition. I just love the W126! And I hate to think about where that one might end up!
One quote I heard somewhere on this site puts it most succinctly: "There is nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes". I think I'll try to start with a good one.
That's what I keep telling myself.