Perhaps too much motorcar for the modern era
Replaced wiper motor.
Replaced starter motor.
Front brake pads.
Exhaust system including cat.
Shift lever bushing.
Pretty much the flagship of the Mercedes fleet in its day, this handsome coupe was a favorite of movie stars, rich oil barons and the odd 'Miami Vice' villain.
A quarter century later a great deal of the original magic still remains, as it is sleek and silent with great presence.
The down side is of course it's a complex vehicle with accompanying expense to repair when something does finally break.
The 3.8 V-8 engine is almost bulletproof, but a little anemic for a 4000 pound car, and is still way too thirsty for the $4.50 gallon Hi-test era.
Not overloaded with gadgets like later models, it did feature a device which would slide out like a valet's arm to offer you the seat belt. Mine has worked exactly twice in four years; scaring hell outta me both times.
They are now cheaper than mulch, but still impresses the ladies.. especially if you intimate it was previously owned by Harrison Ford. (Hey, Jon Voight was already taken..)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2008