I bought a 88 400 SEL last year. But I never got to see it. It was in Cali, about a state away, and before I flew out to get it, I sold it to a friend who was looking for the exact car. It was a beauty, looked band new. Interior was in stellar condition. He drove it out of the parking lot (luckly before paying for it) and the timming chain broke. They fixed it. Two months latter he had to put in a new fuel injector (and decided to change all 8!). So it's hit or miss. I bought a BMW on e-bay once. Loved it. Still do.