Thanks for the replys. I've bought the car!
Firstly, the good stuff: Engine seems very smooth, and gearchange is also ultra smooth. The leather, and most of the interior is almost perfect. Air-con works!
Now onto the other bits:
None of the dash or console lights work, although all of the warning lights are OK.
When engaging either drive or reverse, sometimes it really does clunk a bit, although as I said above, actual gear change while driving is silk. Is this going to be a gearbox problem or something like a mount problem?
The oil light is on, although I have checked the oil a number of times and it is just below maximum. Could this be the sending unit or something?
Under some acceleration, it does blow out a bit of smoke, but I think the car has been standing for a good while, so I'm going to change all filters, oil and plugs today.
Paintwork isn't perfect, and there are a couple of broken pieces of interior trim that I need to replace, but for £1000 I think I got a pretty good deal.
It's my first V8 Mercedes, and I really do enjoy it!!
I'll send in some pics soon.
Thanks for all the input again
---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather
---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather