Date registered: Feb 2012
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Thinking of buying a 1971 350 SL
I drive a simple MG and have been looking at a 71 350 SL. It's described as a VIN 107 chassis, full European specs, 3.5 liter V-8, 4 speed manual transmission. Given the simplicity of my MG (76 Midget), what might I be getting myself into with this car? Mileage is unknown. It's had recent brakes, exhaust, throttle and shift linkage bushings, fuel pump, battery, and tires. The car looks solid...I have not driven it yet. What should I be looking for? I've heard the fuel injection can be tricky and that diagnostics are difficult because the computer technology has moved on. I've also heard that wiring is critical with the fuel injection. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.