You can get a 300 D (diesel) or you can get a E300/300E. They are both W124 chassies, and lots of people have them, make many many miles, and the cars are great. Look into one of those, or maybe a nice 190 or so.
"Damn the torpedos, four bells full speed ahead"
-1987 300E Smoke Silver
-1997 S320 Black on Black
-Soon To be E55 AMG
-27 foot Grady White Offshore Sportfish.