Suspension or brakes
Thanks to all of you for your information and help. Everything you have told me about is as you say. The bushings on the sway bar are indeed worn out and gone. The brake pads are bad and it has ground into the drivers side disc so it will need to be replaced as well. The car only has 75000 miles on it and the brakes appear to be orginal so it is indeed time for new ones. A little work here and there just make these cars funnier to drive. In my location you do not see many MBs so it is a head turner to start with.
Thanks again for all the help.