The car basically needed some rust remediation and a dent fixed in the DS rear door, as well as paint. The car had 270k on the odometer when I got it for 500, but did and still does run like an ace at 280k and counting. The ride is definitely mercedes, very solid and quiet. You can out a lighter on the valve cover with the original engine running... go and do stuff and ome back minutes later. It'll still be there, standing. This is one of the best cars ever made...