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It's worth what it is worth.

Honestly wish I was alive in the 8ps to buy one of these with all of the extra AMG love. They had a 6 speed manu option that was rarely picked amongst other goodies.

Body kits are cool and all, but with the extra love underneath they're just silly. My NSHO :p
 

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No, this story does not check out!!
Hi,
I'm Rebecca, and I've been searching for over two years for my car. I think this is it.
The first thing I noticed about this car is that fin on the back. That's a $1,000 piece. It's also very difficult to find on any car for sale. My car had that my car was in 1979 450SL r-107 model. Whoever stole my car knows that I be looking for a 1979 with square headlights because my car came over from Germany with 30,000 miles on it in 1983 I believe I'm the third owner. I found this car at auction in Phoenix at Salvation Army they said it sounded like a Harley and they believed it might have a cracked manifold. I called for quotes and found out how expensive it was but decided to take the car anyway and had it towed home. My boyfriend remove the manifold I took it to a guy on South Central Avenue he welded it we put it back in and I was on the road. Sometime later my engine blew up and I put a new engine in it. I don't have the VIN number for the new engine along the lines of the story that this guy's telling he says it was at first a 350, 10 converted to a 450. I believe I read somewhere that the 350 wasn't available until 1981. Is this true?

Also, my car was originally silver and according to one of the ads this person placed about this car they said that they also had the square headlamps but change them to the round ones and the square ones were in the trunk.

They also said that they had the original hardtop and the aluminum cart that it could be stored on. I also have these items.

They say that it belong to a retired Navy person. That's funny because mine belong to a retired Air Force person and when I got the car it had Luke Air Force Base parking decals on it that I left on it.

If anyone can help me figure out what the VIN number for this car at Auction Nation really breaks down to, that would be great. This is my VIN 107044 12 053579.

Detective Daniel Cook at the Phoenix Police Department is out of town until October 15th and the auction ends today. I'm in Yarnell and will probably be going down to the auction site and if necessary will call Mesa PD to come hold the car for me for further investigation.

If anyone is in the area and can give me a call and just look at a couple things on the car that would be so wonderful. Someone has had 2 years to do what they needed to do to sell this car and apparently they've tried all over the place to sell this car with no luck. Maybe there's a very good reason for that. I went through hell, my boyfriend slept with my best friend he punched me when I questioned him. I sold my house at a loss just to get out of Phoenix. My dog was killed by a rattlesnake just two months later. And half of my stuff never made it to storage because he thought of that too. Recovering this car would mean so much to me. My phone number is 928 231 7116
 

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The 350SL was the first R107 model in 1971. Ran through 1980 model. That rear spoiler was a Mercedes part starting with the 450SLC 5.0 around 1978 and was not $1,000.00. It has been added to many 107s.

Was the engine in yours switch to a D-Jet?
 

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Sorry to get to the party so late.

Post 3 shows the VIN makes the car a very late 1973 (or early 74?) 450sl, and I believe wood wasn’t an option in 1973. So the wood was probably added. * EDIT: WRONG!! See link below. * The chrome shifter gate ended around 107.044.12.002xxx, so the car is about 30k cars too late to originally have one, bu that doesn’t matter as the car is modified with AMG stuff that makes it look special. $7800 seems reasonable because the original ones are not likely to be collectible than modified ones. My 1973 sold for more even though it was a color change car. It probably appealed to the masses better too.

Post 44 is a total hijack even though the poster probably doesn’t know it. Sorry to hear about someone’s car getting stolen, but it seems surprisingly common on old cars (that aren’t bank owned or driven daily, with insurance, etc.). Sad.




EDIT: http://mb107.com/models/450sl.htm
 

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Sorry to get to the party so late.

Post 3 shows the VIN makes the car a very late 1973 (or early 74?) 450sl, and I believe wood wasn’t an option in 1973. So the wood was probably added. The chrome shifter gate ended around 107.044.12.002xxx, so the car is about 30k cars too late to originally have one, bu that doesn’t matter as the car is modified with AMG stuff that makes it look special. $7800 seems reasonable because the original ones are not likely to be collectible than modified ones. My 1973 sold for more even though it was a color change car. It probably appealed to the masses better too.

Post 44 is a total hijack even though the poster probably doesn’t know it. Sorry to hear about someone’s car getting stolen, but it seems surprisingly common on old cars (that aren’t bank owned or driven daily, with insurance, etc.). Sad.




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You misread the VIN in post three. VIN 10704412032710
 

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You misread the VIN in post three. VIN 10704412032710
Just a brain fart actually. I thought production was heavy loaded in the first two years for some reason. Sorry. I edited the post above.


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I kind of feel sorry for the buyer. Te car is not what it is advertised to be. Too many questions still remain unanswered.

Despite his protest the seller is ignorant when it comes to the 107 model.
 
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