Thank you very, very much for the help you've given me, I truly appreciate it.
I've decided to take my chances and go into a '93 400SEL, and have it thoroughly inspected by a German auto mechanic before purchase. I figure if something breaks, then it'll break. I could try to find a set of shop manuals and a part from a junk S-Class to fix it if need be. This way, I'd be saving $5000-$8000 dollars, which would be wonderful, not having to spend that much extra.
I've found high mileage S-Classes (100,000+ miles) for around $20000. Have the car inspected, then get it.
I thank you very much for your help.
And yes, I enjoy my New Beetle quite a lot, it's a fun car.
Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2.0L, Techno Blue, Gray Leather, Luxury Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather Package, 5-speed, Delivered August 3, 1999