DEFINITELY have a pre-purchase inspection done by a reputable dealer. I almost purchased an E320 cabrio on ebay, but once Benzmac got his hands on the car he spotted many intentionally misrepresented or unmentioned flaws. The guy who ended up winning the auction had also had a pre-purchase inspection done, and it had checked out fine!!
So, the quality of the inspection is critical. Good luck
"If everything seems under control, you're simply not going fast enough" --Mario Andretti
1995 E500 street car
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo S track car