Any specific concern with 88 year for 300E?
I have located a 300E which sounds promising except for 2 things. One it's a 1988 and two, it's a 2 hour drive away form me. On the first, I have only looked at 1990-1992 300Es previously. The car only has 98,300 on it, but convincing the wife on a car that is already 14 years old is not an easy thing. The "it's only 2 years older than the 1990 we saw" argument is going to fall short.
Anyway, is there anything of particular concern with the 1988 year? To me, the mileage and records are the key. That's more important to me than whether it's a 1988 or a 1992.