Greetings & what should I get? Advice wanted

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Hello chaps!
Newbie here, I'm a old VW nut at heart really but have tried the new, fast Beamer route...hated it. Thinking about getting an old merc...Would love tax-exempt for obvious reasons but maybe late 70's/very early 80's should be the way to go, just because of drive quality, brakes/steering (& price?)
Right what do I want/need..............
Big 4 seater, probably 4 door, I'm 6'5" so lots of leg/head room needed.
Like lots of chrome.
Will be daily drive (for one of us) but only 10miles per day.
I'd love a big engine V8....5 litre thing, is this practical?
Might want to 'pimp my ride' alittle...Lower, tint, pinstripes but still keeping it 'old school'.
What should I look at? All advice wellcome.
Cheers m' hearties!
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first thing that springs to mind for me, if you want a big car and a V8 would be an early 80's W126 (s class) as they also have chrome bumpers if memory serves me! 10 miles per day, i think you may be lucky to see a gallon last 2 days, certainly no more. practical? if you can live with the fuel consumption (not bad for the mileage you estimate) then yes. very!
 

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w126 560sel. Awesome motor. A little later than you described. Much more easily available than the w116 from the early 80's/late 70's but many more v8s available.
 
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Cheers chaps, any other views? What are the tax-exempt one like to own/run?
 

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Welcome to the forum and yes the SEC version of the 126 is so nice,with a large family the SEL fits the bill
 
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I notice that alot (all?) of the W116's have air-suspension. Can this be lowered?
 

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My old 560 had a knob that you pulled out to lower the car and raise the car on air (original option - not some after market thing) - it went reasonably low but not, like, y'know slammed.
 
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What do you chaps reckon to this..............Bay of fleas.....Item number: 220488979900
 

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