So.. I am going to go back to the car this week and see if I have some luck on lowering the price (from $5750)... How reliable are 420SEL's in general? I went back yesterday, and gave this car a pretty good look-over. Looks like it was hardly driven (despite the odometer reading)!.. All accessories worked. Tested A/C - Compressor turned on and cold air came out (whew!). Started right up on first try (with engine cold). Bushings on front suspension appeared new! Are there problems inherent in the 420 engine (or W126 series, in general) that i should be concerned of, despite the top end rebuild and Trans replacement? Are there other components that usually do not fair well after 2xx,xxx miles??
Your comments have been SO helpful!!!!!