Thanks. "It is so choice." ~Ferris Bueller It really IS a pretty hot color. Turns a lot of heads ifyaknowwhatimean. Perhaps and I agree with you about the bullet proof diesels although I have never owned one. I know lots of guys who do, however and that's good enough for me. Thanks. I love it and it is old enough to be fairly simple to work on. When the spirit moves me. I'm guessing that what you're considering is actually a 450SL. The big issue with that year is the catalytic converter location under the hood. The heat it puts out tends to bake the car's wiring to crispy critters. Find a late model 560 under $10K (and maybe even around $5K if you're lucky) and enjoy what is arguably the best of the breed. Just be ready to fillerup with premium! Doctors do seem to have a lot of disposable income and are quite willing to dispose of it. Spoiler: Um...no but I might be interested! Thanks for all the comments, guys. You kept me busy for over an hour!