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Date registered: Apr 2009
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milage on a classic isnt really that much of an issue to be honest, if they are low milage that brings its own problems and high milers will have had a parts replaced as they wore out, your main problem will be corrosion, check EVERYwhere for rot, take someone with you who knows these cars, join an owners club if you dont know anyone and ask for help, a lot of parts for classic Mercs are still available from MB so spares are not a huge problem although trim parts can be expensive, especially for coupes, old mercs are easy to work on, many things are designed to be rebuilt and easily got at, they may look daunting at first glance compared to some little 4 pot with no luxuries on it, but the fact that you can rebuild the fuel gauge sender, or the windscreen squirter pump can not only save you a few quid but bring a lot of satisfaction.
I'd say go for it, but take an expert with you to check the car out, you dont want a money pit as your first experiance of classic motoring or it'll put you off for life.