Wow....Houston-NYC! Personally I would be very skeptical. I'm not sure I would travel that distance for that car. Those are the only things that are known that are wrong with it. I'd hate to travel all that distance and then find out much more is wrong. We all know that an ill-maintained Benz can be hell to own. It's obviously your call...but I'd be skeptical. What's wrong with the one you have now?
'86 420SE Euro
904 Midnight Blue, Gray Velour
Dad bought it new, now I own it.
"A Mercedes-Benz is like a fine wine, it only gets better with age."