Am I missing anything, is there something I'm not seeing?
I found a w116 that I can't stop thinking about, rust free and southern. The 2nd owner of 7 years says it needs a fuel distributor, says he can spay some fuel into the intake and the motor will keep running, however, it will not stay running on its own. He replaced the fuel pump with a new bosch unit and replaced the ignition module, also newer tiers. We talked over the phone, and sent a few emails. Seems like a genuine southern man, wasn't trying to b.s me very straightforward, was originally listed for 5k. He was at 3.8k but went to 3.5k after I expressed concern over the engine possibly being junk. He assures me it will start up with help if I make the trip down. I'm sure some new plugs and wires would help as well, but with a new distributor, and some fresh fluids this is quite tempting. I said I need a couple days to think it over, get some feedback. Also said around the accelerator there is no sign of any rust. He said he'd send me a few more photos (engine bay, front view and accelerator pedal)