Date registered: Apr 2011
Vehicle: 500SL 1993, 600SEL 1992, 500SEL 1992, 200 1984, 500SEL 1982, 280S 1976, 190E 1992
Location: Pattaya, Thailand
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What would you buy? Opinion please.
I have a stunning red W116 which had an engine change and is my daily drive. I have the opportunity to buy another car. The choices are:
A fully restored and immaculate W108 250S, manual column shift which looks like it left the factory yesterday. $12500
A W201 190E 2.3 (not 2.3-16) Dark red with beige cloth. Automatic. $9000
Actually there are a bunch of red 190Es (1.8) but I mentioned the one above because it has a 2.3 motor.
I live in Thailand. The prices are ok for this market.
Please help me decide between a classic and a more practical, more modern car. At the end of the day if I have to sell them, I'll probably get less value for the 190E and perhaps the same (or more) for the 250S but it will be a lot harder to find a collector for that.