I keep hoping. I just got a call from a friend who knows a woman selling her 89 300E. It has 112k on it and she's the second owner. He said he knows the car has been properly maintained from what she's told him. She is negotiable on the price and said to see it and let her know. It's right on the way home so I'll kow by 4:30pm EST. I keep getting all giddy each time I get ready to see one. A key fact showing the bug still has its hold on me!
And I in no way blame these poor MBs for being neglected. The owners are the only ones to blame. It's just sad to see such fine pieces of machinery in poor condition because they were neglected.