I am a new member, but have had numerous 'young timers' over the years, including a pair of W123 diesels, a W201 2.6, and a pair of W124 E320s. So, to my point here: Just bought a mint 93 320E saloon in an absolute time-warp condition. Been SORNed for the last 13 years I was told, 93K mi, Sportline, black Recaros, the works! And absolutely original, not a spot of rust! Long story short, I took it for a spin last weekend, and it overheated, developed a very rough and lumpy idle, and I had to get home with the heater on full blast just to take some hot air out of the engine bay. Took it to Steve Shali at Klasse of Fulham, who diagnosed a whole raft of unpleasantries - leaking head gasket, leaking radiator, seized front ball joint which requires swapping the whole wishbone as the whole thing is very rusty (I decided to swap both of them while he was at it), hardened and cracked (mind you, not worn) rubber belts, bushes, gaskets, etc. I commissioned changing of all fluids and filters too, including transmission, rear diff, brake fluid, etc. Looking at a bill of around £2,5K to bring it back to a roadworthy condition. Very happy with the car, just reconfirming the old adage that a car is best driven, not stored. Will post updates as work progresses.