Buy the best car you can afford. There's nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes-Benz. I would suggest checking the classifieds at the MBCA website along with several online auctions such as Bring A Trailer, Cars and Bids and the MB Market. You can also try the Mercedes Heritage website as well. There are some pretty decent cars that show up at these websites. Make sure you have a pre-purchase inspection done by an MB expert to look for any expensive repairs that may be lurking under the exterior. A pre-purchase inspection might wind up saving you thousands of $$$. Good luck.
There's a spectacular 260E with only 26,000 miles on it listed at The MB Market auction site. It's incredibly rare to find one in this condition with this low mileage. Be prepared to pay for one like this
I have an '87 260E (First US model year). It's a great car! It isn't the fastest, but it'll for sure hustle. [IMG_4516](//muut.com/u/mbcaforum/s3/:mbcaforum:Et1K:img_4516.jpg.jpg)
You have the MB best color combination. My W201 is the same color combination.