you waited 2 years, i fell into mine 6 weeks ago.I think the design is pure class, and I don't think class can ever date, it's like the great British sports cars E-type, MGB, Triumph TR6, Sunbeam Alpine, Austin Healey they all still look fantastic today and we prefer to see them in original condition and not tarted up with modern gizmos fitted.
The reason I spent 2 years trying to find an R129 was because it has just the right balance, modern but a little old world charm thrown in for good measure
That's my 2 pence worth or 4 cents.
I agree with wayneg - give me the later version with the AMG body treatments and the staggered 18" wheels. It's the rare facelift to an older design that really works (unlike Priscilla Presley, Joan Van Ark, etc. ).I will buck the trend, I think a later car with the sport/ AMG set up with 18 inch wheels is the pick of the bunch.
Did you change the shims up front?The 129 is a classic now in my opinion. Great lines with a perfect design. Although I receive more awesome comments when the soft top is on whether its up or down.