Your picture is awesome. Not every day you see a benz with a canon on top.Sheesh, I'm forced to prime the pump again...
Here's my old '84 300D. I picked it up for $800. I got it so cheap 'cause the transmission was slipping due to a significant leak in one of the cooling lines that ran alongside the engine. It chafed through, but once patched the tranny operated perfectly and it and the rest of the car provided very reliable service for years afterward.