1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL
Only five previous keepers; not used regularly for the last seven years ; will need some re-commissioning; only offered for sale due to a multiple Mercedes collecting problem
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First registered in May 1972, this classic 350SL was purchased by the current owner in 2014. Our vendor is an avid collector of the Mercedes brand and couldn’t resist adding another to his fleet, although unfortunately the more cars you have, the fewer miles each one covers. This particular SL has been used very little in the last few years and was put on SORN in February this year (Correction: last year) , being left stationary in a barn collecting dust. Looking rather ‘barn-find unloved,’ covered in its own magic dust when we first saw it, 8731 VC has now had a refreshing wash and is offered for sale.
It is a worthwhile project. It last passed an MOT in 2016 and currently does need some encouragement to run, due to having been kept stationary for some time. New battery, fresh fuel and a good run needed! It will also need a brake overhaul as the fronts are sticking on through lack of use.
As is evident from the photographs, the hood ts is need of some correction. As always, corrosion is a factor with these vehicles and we have noted that in 2013, a number of corrosion issues were highlighted on an MOT. We believe these have been attended to over the past few years but would be worth checking. There are still some issues that would need attending to, especially within the flooring.
Definitely a car worth coming to view - potentially a healthy investment in the right hands and a desirable transferable registration too.
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