I just gotta say that I would prefer EFI and Electronic Ignition anyday. Ok, so it does not consist of 100% "user-servicable" parts. On the other hand, how often does a carb go 200k without service? Do you like messing with points? Maintaining an old car is tough enough as it is.
I side with the computer...
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.