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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2009, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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What to do...350sl. $2450

I'm new here and seeking Mercedes advice...I thought this car was going to be a pile of junk because the price seemed really good ($2450) It turned out to be very nice. Visually it was quite nice. Crackless interior, good carpet, working gagues (AC clutch would not switch on though) All Glass good and paint from a 4K paint Job some years ago still shiny and holding up with a few blemishes. The car started easily and ran well, though I asked not to drive it out of the neighborhood due to lack of insurance.

So to get to the point, Is there any reason why I should not just buy this work of art? I see a lot of them for sale, always for a ton of money. I'm having trouble convincing my self not to go for it. Sorry no pics of the car.
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a lot of fun for 2450! - my logic would be that if you could get 2,450 miles from it, the cost would be a dollar a mile and you would still have a car even if it had problems.
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That is a steal! Just the fun factor alone is worth it, and the 350 engine is excellent with no inherent problems at all. Peppy, better mileage, a real winner. If it has over 100k on it, the first thing I would do is change ALL the fluids and filters, including the power steering filter (under the metal disc in the reservoir) and then the timing chain. If there is little wear evident on the rails when you remove the valve covers, (incredibly easy on that engine) take a good look. The best way is to remove the plugs, crank the engine to TDC and see if the timing marks on the cams line up on both. If they do, it has been changed and you are good to go.
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