Since the untimely demise of the C43, I've been Merc-less. My 'temporary' stop-gap car, bought whilst waiting for the insurance payout, is an Audi A4 diesel, but worryingly, it's starting to look like a permanent fixture. Lately though, the voices in my head have been urging me to buy an eighties 500SL. It's an itch I've always wanted to scratch - granted, there are a few other itches which need scratching, including an E39 M5, but the sun has come out and suddenly my favourite SL looks like an eminently appealing choice. Price disparity is huge though - I've seen an '86 500SL for £5k which has been in the same family for many years, is free of rot, and has history. Is this a good price?? Any pointers as to what I should look out for, apart from the obvious accident damage and usual 2nd hand car pitfalls? Any 107SL owners care to offer some insight?