As I am approaching my third or forth childhood (I've lost count), I have been looking for a car to buy to back-up my old CRV with over 200K miles on it. Not that I don't have any confidence in that little CRV running for another 100K,
At the start of this year I wanted to find a car that I've longed for, but could never afford, when it was new. This car is not yet a classic, and the prices vary all over the board, but I feel that in five to ten years, it will establish itself as a highly collectible vehicle. I've let many cars get away when I had a chance to buy them cheap like a 1957 T Bird convertible and back in the late 60s I had a chance to buy a used Mustang Shelby GT350 for only $6000. The timing was not right and at that time, it was money that I could not spare.
But it was superb automobile and 1989 was the last year that they made this body style with the R107 chassis. Made in Germany with a top speed of 139 mph, a 560cc engine, and luxury on top of luxury it was considered one of the best touring roadsters of its time. Its heavy, smooth, solid, and a gas guzzler - but in today's age of political correctness, I would just pull up to a Prius and flash a big smile before hitting the gas pedal...555
Yep, its a convertible with two tops..a soft top and a removable hardtop.
I have a couple of leads for cars on the East Coast, but hopefully I can work out all the logistics of getting the car here before I head back to the land of smiles. More info on the MB 560SL here. Wish me some luck!