Hmm I do agree with you on the fact that there are definately more vintage mercs around than BMWs. No doubt.
My car aside, I guess people I know have been quite lucky. A close family friend in Australia is an avid car collector, with over 60 to his name, vintage and modern. He claims that his 86 and 93, 5 Series and his 84 7 series are amongst the most reliable in his garage. Of course, he also has a few BMWs which give him nightmares, parts are harder to source than for a Mercedes. [Jags are the worst]
I guess it's a case to case basis...I'd hate to generalise.
You gotta love old BMWs, so much charm, class and charisma...
Sure Doc...they are really built to be driven....hard. The new ones are not that great to be a passenger in as the older ones. Those were sporty yet the ride was good for any surface (3's,5's & 7's). Models designed in the periods 1979 through 1988 were great cars....I still love mercs, being in India as a kid meant that you are brainwashed to love mercs...cheers...for me nothing beats looking at the three pointed star on the hood whilst driving...new mercs don't look as great as the old ones.
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No i didn't snap the gemini. I was not able to talk to the owner he was not there. maybe i will visit the place again & talk to the owner. Let's see if he is willing to sell them at a bargain able price.
Shreeram were you able to talk to owner..?I am interested for that VW Station Wagon