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Date registered: Apr 2008
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Thinking of buying a W108/9... Help?
Alrighty... So I'm working overseas now, but have the cash and resources to buy and keep a car in Australia for my return. I'm due back (for good) in around 6 months, and have fallen in love with W108s and W109s...
Initially, I had my heart set on a 6.3, but pragmatism set in, and I realised that I really won't get to use the car for what it was designed for, and commuting in inner-Melbourne is a waste...
So I'm looking at a 2.8, or a 3.5. I'd love a 3.5, but would be more than happy with a 2.8. I'm thinking a 108 is probably more sensible - they still ride well (from memory) and given my urbane lifestyle, I think steel is probably a more sensible choice than bags.
I'd ideally like to buy a very good, or near-perfect car, spend some money in getting it absolutely perfect, and have it waiting for me on return...
I just want some general thoughts - what I should be looking out for (i.e. most importantly, no rust), what's the pick of the bunch to buy, etc... For those in Australia - what should I spend? Does anyone know of anything really good for sale?
I'd love a silver, grey, or white car with leather, but it seems much of the leather is a bit tired these days.
I've got good, well-priced access to upholsterers, painters and mechanics, so I don't mind overhauling maybe one aspect. But I don't really want to undertake a project car.
All advice appreciated!