4.5l auto, manual windows
Impeccable maintenance history up until 2007. ($28,000 in receipts). Just under 10k miles since and I am ready to get her back up to par :)
1972 Mercedes-Benz 350sl (Chocolate)
Looks all original! The first owner did a great job at keeping her in good shape. Timing chain done about 80k ago. I need to look into what is causing the current hesitation and intermittent power. Fuel or spark most likely, but my linkage is sticky too, so maybe she isn't breathing well enough. I'll see soon, it's her first day with me.
I don't know if the interior has been re-finished, but I think it is original. Cracks in dash and center console aren't too bad, but I would like to replace these parts at some point.
She was painted in 97. The hood, cowl and hard top are all dark chocolate color (body is milk chocolate), but they have too much bondo applied and need re-painted. I think that the paint on the rest of the car is acceptable for what I want to invest, so I will likely just re-paint these sections. With the oxidation, I think it will be best to have a two-tone paint job; I think that white will look nice, but I'm open to suggestions.
The $1,400 1980's stereo doesn't seem so nice now. Lol I'll replace it soon.
This was the main focus for the previous owner. Even the slightest pull, he seemed to like to have components replaced. Fairly new shocks, calipers and rotors.
Wheel and Tire
They look nice to me, but maybe whitewall isn't the most popular.