Make sure you avoid a financial disaster. A guy I
know looked at at 450sl which was advertised as
top condition. Purchase price was about $12K.
Minor looking rust under the trunk turned out to
be severe. Paint was marginal, soft top frame
was junk. $10K to bring it up to nice shape
except that a couple of poor shop choices were
made. So $15K more, really, and it is not even
Get the car checked by an independant person
who knows them. Get the best you can afford.
If you can't afford the best one, you should wait.
If you settle for a fixer-upper, you will spend
(much) more than the best one sells for.