I always knew these cars were to be DRIVEN from the first time I drove one at age 54. Ten years later, I'm still doing it with MB and choose MB because I know that they will stick with me better than anything else. I put a lot of miles on the back roads and 4-lanes. I've been thru ditches and corn fields and never feared that I'd be let down. And the newest one yet is a '78. These things are animals. They were designed for the harshest critics-the insistant Germans who demanded they drive full-out on the Autobahn. Sure, longevity is attained by care. But a full life cannot be had by staying too close to the hearth.
(Anybody know where I can find a 6.9 rocking chair?)