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Date registered: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 1991 420 SEL
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Moving to UK - Need a daily driver classic Mercedes W108
Hello all. Just wondering if anybody can shed some light on a few questions.
But first the story
I have been contemplating moving to the UK for a couple of years and thought I might as well do it now, if not now when right? Problem is I drive the best W126 in the world "to me" and absolutely hate being forced to sell her. She's my favourite colour combo "Teal on Biscuit" , perfect in every way and I have formed a clinical attachment. I said right off the bat that I would ship this car with me, the shipping isn't a big deal but road tax is ridiculous, fuel is ridiculous and the flashiness of the car is inappropriate for the UK.
So I am looking for a good classic that I can drive every day and falls under the free road tax law for cars older than 1973. That's the key. Has to be a Mercedes, get over 18MPG, and be a comfortable daily driver.
So here come the questions:
Does or can a 2.8 get 18+ MPG?
Would anyone in their right mind drive a W108 280SE/SEL 2.8 every day?
I am happy with with W126 parts pricing, but how much more are the 108's?
Any other models pre-73 a better buy?