If I was a rich man... I would buy the Mercedes Benz 230 SL "Pagoda" (W 113)
. It's one of best sports car I have piloted, with mechanical fuel injection, accessible engine for maintenance, fast & economical on regular fuel, an easily removable hard top & covered ragtop, good trunk space (for two)
and RED COLOR of course. I learned to drive with swing axle´s & they are fuN!! (once you master drifting & spining)
The W 113 was the first sports car with a "safety body"
, based on Bela Barényi's extensive work on vehicle safety: It had a rigid passenger cell and designated crumple zones with impact-absorbing front and rear sections built into the vehicle structure. The interior was "rounded"
, with all hard corners and edges removed, as in the W 111 sedan. NO AiR BAGS thank god!!