In the mid-1980s, some 10 years after EPA emission controls began to strangle Detroit V8s, German manufacturers stood out for maintaining performance. And few of the German offerings at that time were more compelling than the Mercedes S-Class, available as a sedan and coupe.
Mercedes-Benz was ascendant, projecting across its model range the buttoned-down tonality of the ruling class. And if you tuned into Miami Vice, Mercedes supplied the gangster vibe of the unruly class. You conducted business in the four-door 'S', while in a two-door no one ever talked business.
Our sell-it-yourself example, a 1984 Mercedes 500, looks to be well-maintained and if the stated mileage is accurate, suggests a gently used coupe. As with anything vintage and German, I'd insist on a pre-purchase inspection, obtain a CarFax report and use as many independent perspectives to establish actual value as available.
If it's as clean as it looks, the ownership of a Mercedes coupe like this is both exciting and sublime. Countering that, of course, are frequent visits for service or replacement parts. At that point an old Benz can be its own kind of hell. This one, located in Milwaukee, is far removed from Miami's vice ... but what a great road trip.cityview lofts charlotte nc cityview hotel kowloon cityview condominiums hyatt place ft worth cityview cityview trolley key west cityview hospital hampton inn cityview fort worth 2 cityview lane quincy ma amherst at cityview houston tx cityview isd cityview condominium cityview hop on off boston trolley rosemont cityview marietta cityview shopping center cityview classic cars ft worth cityview texas cityview champaign cityview at longwood apartments boston ma decolav cityview cityview bowling alley fort worth tx cityview apartments lombard il cityview apartment boston cityview central leasing center cityview trolley boston ma cityview metreon cityview daycare cityview apartments in houston cityview at southside apartments greensboro nc cityview surgery center fort worth cityview apartments lombard cityview magazine knoxville best of the best cityview pools guelph cityview assisted living cityview restaurant elk grove cityview bar walker cityview top biggest high schools usps cityview station cityview flor fort worth how long does the cityview trolley tour in boston take cityview bible church watermark broadway cityview the cityview broadway cityview cityview trolley key west hyatt place fort worth/cityview cityview software cityview new york cityview condos for sale cityview apartments des moines autumn leaves of cityview cityview apartments dallas cityview rent cityview audiology cityview park 5900 cityview boulevard cityview best of des moines cityview at longwood apartments reviews salado at cityview apartments cityview properties charlotte nc cityview place houston tx 77060 cityview holland michigan cityview tennis long island city heights of cityview apartments fort worth tx cityview hotel hong kong tripadvisor cityview banquet and meeting center home2 suites by hilton fort worth southwest cityview rosemont cityview apartments marietta cityview at southside apartments greensboro nc courtyard cityview cityview surgery center fort worth cityview automotive cityview nails cityview boonkeng cityview chiropractic mississauga ontario cityview at the park austin tx cityview apartments kansas city 5900 cityview blvd cityview hospital chicago cityview church elmhurst 16818 cityview houston tx 77060 avery pointe at cityview reviews durham at cityview apartments floor plans chaktomuk cityview condo cityview racket club fort worth cityview