At the risk of mission creep on the thread, here is something for Type17 and Raptelan, fans of Mercedes Silver Green:
W123 in downtown in the Barock quarter.:
The journey to work is not good for automatic trans, sure glad this is 5 speed manual. Snow tires, snow-chains, shovel and grit in the trunk and of course heavy duty corrosion protection for the farm:
This machine is too good to pass on, I already rebuilt the top end: new cam chain, port polishing, valves and seals etc. Distributor and leads, thermostat, wheel bearings, track rods, steering damper, brake discs and pads, front suspension springs, transmission hardy discs and damper.. There's a fair bit of scrapped car in there too, like bumpers, towbar, sunroof. Scabby paint is just a disguise: I can't part with it! If I end up with the W116 then the W123 goes back behind the barn.
I'm still looking for a Vee motor, but the 280SE with good bodywork, chrome and paint is an offer that's hard to top. (Maybe that bodywork could one day house an alloy block 380 motor, you know, the 1981 long stroke thing...)