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W140 - Room for 6'7" driver?

The title says it all. I've owned a w123 and a w126 neither of which had adequate head room. I've recently run across a one owner 95 s500 with 20 years of services records - all the updates a/c evap replaced, wiring harness, door motors etc all replaced/updated. The w140 has adjustable seats and telescoping wheel. I worry about the sunroof cutting into my headroom.

The car is in NC. I'm trying to located a similar car in my area for a test fitting. But my question is - what's the head and leg room like and what's the range of adjustability of the drivers seat? I'm pretty equally proportioned legs to torso.

Will I fit?
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A story I remember from family history: It was 1964 and my father was ordering a 220 SEb (Coupe) for European Delivery - he intentionally deleted a sunroof over my mother's objection for fear that he would not have sufficient headroom. In the event, once the seats were broken in after a week or so there was even room for his hat so a sunroof would not have been a problem.
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