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I'm looking for a reliable beater. I'm considering a 450SLC. It has been 24 years since I owned one. I'm going back to my old love. My first car was a 1972 350 SLC and for some reason I want my old love back, but dont know what to look for when buying one of these rusty azz cars. Your thoughts please. :D
 

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I'm partial to the SLC also, yes rust can be a problem but typically its surface and not structural. I would really look alot closer at the mechanical issues. Service records, driving history of the car. If they have already had some of the biggies done like timing chains, suspension, subframe, etc.

I'm always looking for the shortest list of non mechanical issues when I'm looking for a driver. Yah I know everyone wants a rust free car(very hard to find) but I've never heard of anyone calling a tow truck due to a rusty quarter panel :)

Good luck with the search! :thumbsup:
 
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