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I posted this in the Cl, ebay etc thread, but what do you think of this car - It looks like it has been updated. Did those cars have trunk spoilers? I don't really like the wheels. And how about a price of $5k given that ad says:

- Interior needs work
- Front calipers may be seized.
- ~120k miles
 

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I think it would be worth a look for sure.
You know the rule. Rust.
 

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i have always liked the slc spoiler, but those pictures look good, definitely check for rust.
 

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The spoiler was also standard on the 500SL.
 

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I like it, I recently bought an SLC parts car with the intention to dismantle it but it now seems that I'm going to try to bring it back and drive it until I decide what to do with my 450SLC 5.0. Why do I suck at parting out parts cars?
You sure we are not related Al.:confused::D
 

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^^ Thay makes 3 of us, thou I never intended to make the 84 a parts car - it was just too nice, but I can't bear to take something off the 73 that would make it immobile, I guess I'll have to sell the driveline first.
 

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I'll make ya'll feel better. I've had a hard time parting out my rusty 74 SLC. Now that is really nuts.
 

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I think it would be worth a look for sure.
You know the rule. Rust.
There is also a 1972 350SL Euro FS here. Unlike the one in another thread, this 1972 350SL is somewhat rare in NA. He was asking $9200, but it did not sell, so he is now advertising with no price. This is for what looks like a very nice car, just needs a bit of tidying inside.

We already have 4 cars, so not sure why I am looking!

Is interesting that there would be two 72 Euros FS at same time in our smallish town. But is probably because we have a military base here and many service personnel go back & forth to our base in Germany.
 

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Looks like they're all over the place. Here's another on that's local to me. Not a huge fan of the body kit, but I do like the wheels. I think that they're Azev A's which were popular in the late 80's / early 90's.

Euro 350SLC
He's right about that one being rare :(
 

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AFAIK in all the literature I've ever read the first official mercedes mention of the rear deck lid spoiler is on the 78 026 SLC - Im assuming every car before that never had one (factory fitted) nor was the spoiler available as an option.
Anyone know for sure?
 

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AFAIK in all the literature I've ever read the first official mercedes mention of the rear deck lid spoiler is on the 78 026 SLC - Im assuming every car before that never had one (factory fitted) nor was the spoiler available as an option.
Anyone know for sure?
The 72 convertible I posted has a trunk stop light. That may be in same category - when did those first appear?
 

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AFAIK in all the literature I've ever read the first official mercedes mention of the rear deck lid spoiler is on the 78 026 SLC - Im assuming every car before that never had one (factory fitted) nor was the spoiler available as an option.
Anyone know for sure?
I'm not sure, they're not optioned on US cars, but when I lived in Europe, I'd see that style of spoiler on all types of MB's and similar style on other cars.
 

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I went and looked at the 350SLC in the first pic today.

It is OK, but in need of some tlc.

The owner was in military and bought it in 89/90. Says he had it painted then and he put on the new wheels and tires. The same tires are still on car and they have little wear indicating car hasn't been driven much in past 20 years.

But since then, it has not been totally kept up. Body is good. Only saw a little rust around sunroof. Upholstery at first glance looks OK, but it is damaged in several places and would need re-doing.

I was not really interested so didn't run the engine. But he said it has the common high idle when cold along with cycling up and down. Probably just a sticky AAV. Owner is a mechanic, but did not know about AAV!

He said brakes needed work. Also some niggling things like hood won't stay up (weak springs he said?) and driver door didn't catch properly. A/C doen't work and is disconnected.

It wouldn't take too much to make this into a great car. But it will take about $4k I would think with out the A/C. He is asking $5k, but open to offers - He just wants to get it out of his garage where it is taking up space. There is a 77 slc in about same condition for sale here at $3.2k, so perhaps that is more where the asking price should be.

Didn't get many pics, but here they are :
 

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I went and looked at the 350SLC in the first pic today.

It is OK, but in need of some tlc.

The owner was in military and bought it in 89/90. Says he had it painted then and he put on the new wheels and tires. The same tires are still on car and they have little wear indicating car hasn't been driven much in past 20 years.

But since then, it has not been totally kept up. Body is good. Only saw a little rust around sunroof. Upholstery at first glance looks OK, but it is damaged in several places and would need re-doing.

I was not really interested so didn't run the engine. But he said it has the common high idle when cold along with cycling up and down. Probably just a sticky AAV. Owner is a mechanic, but did not know about AAV!

He said brakes needed work. Also some niggling things like hood won't stay up (weak springs he said?) and driver door didn't catch properly. A/C doen't work and is disconnected.

It wouldn't take too much to make this into a great car. But it will take about $4k I would think with out the A/C. He is asking $5k, but open to offers - He just wants to get it out of his garage where it is taking up space. There is a 77 slc in about same condition for sale here at $3.2k, so perhaps that is more where the asking price should be.

Didn't get many pics, but here they are :
Pretty good condition for the year.
 

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Still looks like a decent car, engine bay looks clean, seat can be repaired, treat the rust on sunroof and put on wind deflector to hide the repair if that's on the front.
 

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Still looks like a decent car, engine bay looks clean, seat can be repaired, treat the rust on sunroof and put on wind deflector to hide the repair if that's on the front.
It was a bad day for me to go and look at another old car. I had been doing some minor rust treatment and paint touch-up on my 300D. I took the rear wheels off to better get at the wheel wells. Then I saw more rust, where torsion bars and spring bumper stops are located. Then rear subframe mounts don't look too good. Got a bit depressed! Need Werner here with his welding kit!

Anyway, I added up costs for slc as follows:

Seat covers - $1800 to $2900 from WU (vinyl or Leather)
Carpets - probably OK, just steam clean $200
Paint repair - $1000 (had a similar job done on our E-class)
Brakes - assuming rebuilt front calipers, discs, pads $750
Tires - only because of age $600
A/C repair - $1500 (based on quote for 300D)
Misc parts & trim - $1000

So assuming drive train is OK, about $7000 plus cost of car - Say $10k all in plus taxes. Maybe $7k if an attempt was made to repair existing seat covers (there are 3 or 4 bad spots, some in the fabric part) and the A/C was left out.

I would do it as a project if I didn't already have two old cars, one of which made the slc look bad because I drove it up there today :)
 
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