BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: May 2019
Vehicle: April 1971, R107 MB 350 SL
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New member - no questions asked...
New here but/and I have no questions. I suspect this being somewhat unusual…
Just want to register to the Benzworld community and from time to time try to contribute.
English is not my native language but I usually get along fine and I hope you guys do too (with me). Irony is sometimes lost in translation though...
Been heavily into vintage - bikes (top of the line racing bicycles), mopeds, motorcycles, cars and boats as a hobby all my life. Always done everything myself. Today at 55 I have come to the conclusion that time is more valuable than money and I have started to act accordingly - actually letting others do things for me. Paying someone to do work on my vehicles is something I am unaccustomed to but I am starting to get the hang of it.
Architect by education but working as CEO/MD within property management since many years.
I have got the 655: th built R107. A 350 SL made in April 1971 and sold new here in Sweden. Unrestored with 92 000 Km on the meter. It had done 60 000 Km in 1976 and was then put away until 2001. Few owners and well maintained. I have replaced all rubber seals/hoses and other parts that deteriorate when not used regularly.
What makes it sort of "special" (taking into account the great numbers R107 produced) are:
Low serial number
The colour combo (yes - I am mostly using British English)
Very basic equipment (no automatic transmission, AC or power windows, etc.)
Code "624" - version for Sweden which means headrests, seatbelts, H4 lights, side mirrors on both sides, prepared for radio installation (in Sweden Blaupunkt radios were installed - not Becker) and - still under investigation - very probably a somewhat stiffer suspension.
Happy to be here.