Date registered: Apr 2004
Vehicle: 03 CLK320/82 300D Turbo
Location: Pensacola, FL
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What the guys above said: know what you're getting yourself into. Ask: what am I going to use the car for? A quick flip to make money? A cool daily driver? Low mileage cars which have been sitting, even if they were properly stored, are no longer 'almost new' even with amazingly low miles, as some would have you believe. Seals in the carbs, rubber bits in the suspension, hoses, vacuum lines etc. all deteriorate over time, and if you don't do the grunt work yourself, replacement can be hellishly expensive. You can almost count on the radiator needing replacement, and a new ones go for around $800 if you can find. (cheaper if you re-core). I'm not saying you shouldn't go for it if the car really strikes a chord with you; just be ready for the unforeseen.
Then again, what really cool modern car can you get nowadays for two grand? BTW, don't be afraid of the dual carbs, you can retro-fit Webers when the Zeniths finally wear out, which will work nicely.
"...Forward...unflinching, unswerving, indomitable, till the whole task is done and the world is safe and clean."- WSC