I drove a 98,000 mile '64 230sl 4-speed yesterday that seemed to run well. Not much oil under the engine, transmission, or rear end. All the controls, gauges, and switches worked. The paint was faded and cracking, but it was still covering everything. The interior was worn, but very usable. The soft top was in great shape. There was a hard top. There was some rust underneath, but not much. There was also not a huge amount of rust prevention goop spread around, which I think some people actually use to hide rust. The guy was asking $12,500 for it. I will drive a 280sl automatic tonight for comparison and this person is asking the same price. How much of a money pit could these cars be?