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Help for a newbie - how does this car sound?

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Hello all - I apologize in advance if this is posted in the wrong place. I am a newbie and want to get some advice from the experts here. I am interested in the vehicle described below but want to get your thoughts before proceeding. I am looking for a daily driver, but being a car guy, I want an awesome classic, and I think the 300SE fits the bill. My current DD is a '94 Land Cruiser, which I absolutely love. I recently changed jobs and will be driving much farther to work, about 30 miles, so I need something more fuel efficient than the 14 MPG I get withe the LC. Obviously, I am looking for more than a fuel efficient car, I love classics and want something that is not just an everyday ride. Anyway, any advice you have would be helpful. If you guys are anywhere near as passionate about the 126 as LC owners are about their rides, I know you will have great advice. Thanks in advance!

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This car rides smooth, handles nicely, and has power to spare. I have restored it mechanically, and the body and interior are in very good condition for the age. This car has been a Virginia car since new and has no rust.

1991 Mercedes 300 SE
155000 Miles
Fuel efficient 6 cylinder gas engine (22.5 mpg).
65k miles on transmission.
4 new tires Nokian WR G2 all season with snow rating.
New brakes: pads, rotors, hydraulic lines, calipers, master cylinder, fluid.
New front suspension (all new bushings, ball joints, and brake supports).
New alignment.
Rebuilt cruise control.
Cold AC.
Hot heat.
New climate control blower motor.
New climate control vacuum actuators.
New head gasket, radiator, water pump, serpentine belt, belt tensioner, distributor cap, ignition rotor, bosch spark plug wires, Denso Iridium spark plugs.
Genuine Mercedes Benz antifreeze and distiller water mix.
New windshield.
New all weather windshield wipers.
New fog lamp lenses.
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Thank you very much, V12StealthHunter. The Land Cruisers are great but very addictive (I am sure much like the 126). By the way, is the LC forum you should check out if you are ever looking for a LC.

Coincidentally, the 80 series LC has a straight 6, and they are also notorious for head gasket issues. Actually, I guess I should clarify and say that the HG can be an expensive issue, but in general, the straight 6 is bullet proof. You just have to make sure you know what you are getting.

Does the price seem about right based on the description? I really just don't know what is fair for one of these vehicles, and I am a little budget constrained.

Thanks again, all.
To be clear, I am keeping the Cruiser until it dies :) I want to add the 300SE to the fleet.
Thank you Visal911. I will take a look at the 124 as well; there is actually a nice looking 300E for sale in my area. I assume I will look for the same things you described above? Head gasket, timing chain cover leaks, leaks from the rear of the head, etc. I will poke around in the 124 forum as well. Thanks!
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