I've just put down a deposit on my (realistic) dream car.
Its a 1996 S500 Limo with 135K , full history with stacks of paperwork.
Only negatives are a 4 inch slight crease in the rear door and a rust blister [xx(]on the n/s repeater in the front wing. Seller says it was scuffed 3 years ago and the garage obviously hasnt done a good job. Other than that its in nice condition, cold a/c. Its in cobwebs and dust as hes just bought a new 320 turbo diesel version. He had the limo as he was chauffered, but drives himself now (chauffer departed with some latin lady...). Moneyed area, new 911's, S-classes, RR littering the roads, unusual for Enfield, London [8D]
Its black, with black leather, tinted windows and private plate for Â£6.4K.
As I've been put off of a early model by looking at pictures of a evap replacement, this seems like a good buy. It had a good feel.....the guys really isnt fussed about getting rid of it in a hurry and will keep it for me till I need it.
I didnt want to spend 2k more on an older S600 and the additional insurance made me wince.