Is it worth buying?

Well... Today i'm going to finally decide whether to buy or not buy an '84 w126 500sec. I already checked the car. It is rust free, except for the roof
which looks like it has a couple of sun "pops". the color cracked a bit, I presume it's 'cause of the sun's heating. I'd say a 100$ price for repair. Anyway...the car has full equipment, and its mileage is 212k km. I think that's about 140k miles. I drove it and it seems in pretty good shape. I'd just take it for a highway drive to spin the motor a bit.
The guy was asking 1800EUR for it, like a 2k$ , I lowered to price to a 1300EUR.
what do you think? - the price here for these cars, if they are between '84 and '87 is about 2-3kEUR for sec, and 6-7 for sel model.
Thanks.
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Have a MB mechanic check out the car before purchase... If everything checked out, then go ahead and buy it.
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SEC's are cheaper than SEL's where yu are? Where are you? In the US it's the exact opposite.
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i'm from croatia. you don't see much of these cars here...whole country has about 4.6mil people...capital city (i live there) has somewhat less than a mil....and never in my life I saw a SEC drivin...never....but SEL's are....well, rare, but you see them once in a while.
And, the update...I arranged the day and time to buy the car, and the owner phones me one day before the deal and he's like - you know...er....I sold the car. I freaked out....I just hung up. My friend thinks he's talking BS and that the probable reason is the guy hasn't got clean papers. which wouldn't surprise me, last SEC i checked was...well....a running wreck, and the guy asked about 2k euros for it.
anways....anyone from europe near croatia wanna sell a w126sec? :)
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At less than $2.k what do you need a second opinion for? If a car runs well today it probably will not self destruct tomorrow.
Any 126 built was a damn good car. Probably a lot better than a Jag with the same miles.
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