Anyway, I've been to view the 2600,
At first impressions I was a bit unsure, the edge of the arches are a bit rusty, the paints flat and it has a couple of scabs on the bottom of the doors, one back door in particular and the rear looked quite high.
The garage owner who seems a decent enough chap came out showed me around It, it started well and ran nicely, the interior was very clean and tidy too other than small drop in the headlining above the drivers head but it really is small, the trim in the side on the C post was tatty and the radio is rubbish but that's all superficial on a old car.
I was warming to it but not at the price it was up for, the power steering was a little noisey at first too but we think its from lack of use and he's changing it anyway. I then took it for a drive, wow! That sold me! What a smooth ride! No jerkiness from the transmission like my old 190E, a wonderful sounding 6 cylinder up front with plenty of poke! What a car!
Long and short of it I've got the price down to a more sensible (although still slightly more than I'd like) amount and I'm collecting it next Saturday after he's serviced It, changed the power steering fluid and fixed the central locking as we couldn't even open the boot. One thing I did forget was the cambelt, I'll have to get that sorted.
The garage used to a be a BL dealer in the 80s (thanks to SL for the photo).
And a bonus photos of a couple of other cars hes got in stock.