I figure if I have to spend all my spare time trying to make a ragged ole W124 run, I might as well do it in a nice place!!
Either of these structures can be built for less than the cost of a new MB or BMW.
Fact is I have other interests as well. I intend to completely restore my 65 Falcon with all new weatherstrip and glass. I have recently inherited a 1956 Chevrolet 3100 pickup from my Dad who inherited it from his Dad who bought it new. It has 39,400 actual miles but needs a complete frame off restore. I addition In have several peices of antique furniture that need restoration. If I live long enough I intend to buy a mid sixties convertible and restore it. I'm too old to waterski anymore and don't watch TV, so why not put my money into something I can use then leave it to my sons?
As far as whining
about the Mercedes, I wouldn't complain if I could get some return on the investment. It just hasn't worked for me.