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My First Benz

I recently acquired a 1972 350SL with 148,000 original miles on it total, the body is in -great- condition, except for some rust in the rear of the car down by the license plate, and one rust spot beginning in the drivers door (it lived at the beach for a few years) I am basically the second/third owner, I know the original owner and have known and loved this car since 1985 there-abouts, it was never a primary vehicle, she drove it for a few years then basically her daughter (who I dated) started using it as a secondary vehicle, it's never been in an accident, the top has been garaged and stored the day she brought the car home, the interior is pretty rough, since it lived with it's top down it's entire life, but nothing some seat covers and a dash cover and new floor-mats won't make look better

It started running ragged so it has been garaged for 5-10? years with the gas left in the lines, so fixing the damage done by the storage (varnish in the tank and lines) has been my first order of business, I am now more familiar with the Bosch D jetronic fuel injection system then I ever wanted to be with no end in sight at the moment, it's been...interesting, but I have always loved this car and almost bought it a few times over the last few decades, finally it was "gifted" to me, kind of like a free boat (the most expensive boat is a free boat) haha but I am looking forward to getting it up and running then beginning to restore it visually, fix the rust, the interior etc

I have owned many BMW's in the past, 2002's, 320 I's mainly and I acquired a taste for "grey market" cars and had a number of those, the last being one that was brought over by a high performance shop, rebuilt for the track so NOTHING was stock (lowered, racing suspension, turbo charged, illegal injection system and exhaust etc) and then was "grandfathered" but it finally gave up the ghost which was a good thing because it was faster on windy roads then my Suzuki 1200 motorcycle and had the raw ooomph of a Chevy muscle car, which made all the local judges know me by name, it was just -too- fast and handled -too- well, this car is a bit more laid back
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