“Bad Dad.” “SLMDWGN.” “MINIWHAT.” Oh, sorry – you caught me imagining what vanity plate I’d throw on the back of this Mercedes-Benz 300TE. I’m not even a father but I would rock that plate. This is why I love old-school Benzes and AMG wheels. They go so well together! There are scant few combinations that take such little effort to put together and deliver such stunning results. I believe the seller’s claims that this was a one-owner car before his ownership as it looks dang clean and the amount of money he’s thrown at it at least indicates to me he saw it as a worthwhile example to invest in. Regardless, the fact that it can look this good with a mere adjustment of the SLS is pretty killer, and all it needs is some European glass headlights to round this perfect cruiser out to perfection. One more: “3RDROWNED.”
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Two qualities difficult to find among W124-series Mercedes-Benzes: one-family ownership and exhaustive maintenance. These cars essentially fall victim to their inherent goodness, with their robust mechanical features leading to multiple owners and lack of preventative maintenance due to their longevity and durability. That’s why it’s refreshing to see an eBay listing for a 300E out of Orlando, Florida, with an extensive list of maintenance items already addressed that go far beyond the Jiffy Lube-lifestyles many of these fine cars are often subjected to. The new headgasket and associated cooling system updates should give the next owner lots of headache-free miles, along with the refreshed suspension. And how nice it is to see an owner make the very easy and worthwhile upgrade to European lighting – looks a heck of a lot better, too.
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As has happened with other series of cars, such as Audi S4s, there are currently several generations of BMW M5s that are converging on value, leaving you with some hard decisions as to which you’d prefer. Indeed, from their start through the E60 M5, the sports sedan got larger and heavier, but gained 2 cylinders per generation and corresponding power levels. The E34 BMW M5 was a refinement and softening of the E28 original design but kept the race-bred S38 inline-6. Purists eyebrows raised when the new E39 M5 launched with a 5 liter V8, but the 400 horsepower soundtrack has subsequently has become a serious legend and fan favorite. Purists once again held their breath as the E60 M5 launched, now with a 5 liter V10 – a high revving, howling banshee of a motor. All of them are serious forms of motivation, and the value of the first 4 generations are all coming into line. While I wasn’t able to find a good example of an E28 M5 for this writeup, I have the subsequent three generations to check out – which would you choose?