I know this is not the section to start a discussion, but I've had 124's, 202's, 210's, 203's and 124's are out and out the best. Seeing one like this makes me want to get another even though Mrs E says that they handle like a tank.
Not really a Sportline because of the standard interior. The owner ticked two Sportline options on the options list (steering wheel and suspension) and went for AMG wheels. Nice car all the same but way too much money.
W124's are interesting at the moment.....lots of them are getting to the time of life when they are on their last legs, have had numerous owners or owners who think its no longer worth putting the money into them in terms of maintenance or keeping on top of the bodywork, which is likely to be suffering the effects of rust......this means that there are lots of cheap W124's around that need a lot of money pumping into them if you want to really bring them upto scratch. Alternatively you put up with the faults and run them into the ground and ultimately scrap them......
On the flip side, finding really nice, low'ish mileage, well specified examples with excellent service history is getting harder. Economically it can make sense paying what seems like a high price, as pound for pound you are still unlikely to find anything that is as well built as a W124 and if you are into long term ownership they can still be a cheap long term proposition.