I like the clot but I agree it is intense. To sell or not to sell...
Do you like this particular car - including the options that it has or does not have (no sunroof, power steering, fog lights, ...)?
How much is a new (quality rebuilt) transmission?
Realize on a car this old you will need to replace everything - but not right away maybe not for 10 or 20 years. So ask your mechanic if there is anything else that is looking sketchy. Engine, drive train, seats (I think your arm rest is broken - in the photo it has a downward angle and it should be more level).
If you love the car as is but in perfect repair then fix it. Everything can be fixed (almost everything -rust is particularly deadly) but it can be expensive. Still a new Mercedes would cost to at least 30k and might give you 10 years of trouble free service before it too would start to need major repairs. From where you sit now you could wind up with a really unique car as reliable for less.
If now that you know the car you think you'd rather have a different one - maybe a different year, color, sunroof, manual transmission, or a station wagon - then sell this one. But don't be put off by a new transmission they only need to be rebuilt once or twice over the life of the car.
Good luck - whatever you do
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