I am going to see the Bentley after lunch on Monday. Around 1-2PM. Worst case scenario I will head over there Tuesday around the same time.
If anyone would like to join me please PM me and we can kick the tires together.
All things considered I still think it is a really bad idea to get the Bentley but you guys are egging Vad on like my son eggs me on to throw a full bottle of lighter fluid into the grill so he can see what happens.
Considering that M is straight and not salvaged and it actually runs and drives well I'd definitely pick it over the Bentley if it will pass a PPI on the engine/trans department. At least he has a bomb proof S52 and an overall reliable convertible sled to take out on the weekends.
Sometimes I am similar to Vad in some of my purchase decisions and I have been hit over the head enough times and now I pick my battles a bit better.
My M started on first crank after sitting untouched under a cover for almost 6 months without a battery tender. Cleaning it up tomorrow and possibly taking it to next weekends Nor Cal GTG. Look, the Bent M is still kicking: