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1995 S420 Shut down while driving

Hi guys, I'm thinking about buying a 1995 S420 with 145K miles on it for no more than $800. Problem is, though, that the car shut down while driving and never started again, so it has been sitting for 10 months. I'm wondering what could be the cause of this? Is it the CPS? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
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If the car stalls or can't start when warm or hot but it starts when cold then it's very likely the notorious CPS syndrome. However, it's $100 part for your car model year so it's your call to try replacing it.
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