1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SLSOLD

1972 Mercedes 350SL

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The Mercedes SL-Class R107 chassis had a long production that spanned over 18 years from 1971 to 1989. They offered the larger engines from the S-Class vehicles in a mid-size chassis and the result was a car that would become a status symbol of the 70's and 80's. These cars offer truly timeless styling and when you drive one you know you're driving a fine piece of German machinery. The SL Roadster's just feel solid, they are dead reliable, and they have backed up their reputation for having quality engineering over the years. This fine example is an early model that is somewhat of a rare bird. The 350SL was only imported into the U.S. for one year, 1972, and was then quickly replaced by the 450SL which would run from 1973-1980. The 1972 350SL's were fitted with the larger 4.5L V8 engine that would later be found in the 450SL. 350SL's like this are extremely rare and have the smaller front bumpers for a more classic look when compared to later SL models. They also represent the first of the breed of what would become a very long and successful model run for Mercedes. This is a very well kept example that shows much better than you'd expect for its mileage. This is thanks to caring ownership over the years and also because the car has received restoration work when it needed it. It's finished in the original color combination of burgundy metallic over beige and we think it's one of the better looking color combinations out there. Take a look at the photographs and it's difficult to argue! The current paint finish on this car is quite impressive; it looks to have been re-done within the past 2-3 years and is better than even the factory finish would have been. Standing next to the car, if you tell someone it has 20,000 miles they will believe you! Moving inside, the car's interior is mostly original but is still in very good condition. It has the correct patina for a 28 year old vehicle and looks to have been well cared for. Everything is there and is working just like it should. Both tops are included, a black soft top and a body-color painted hard-top that's in excellent condition. Another impressive area on this car is the rust-free undercarriage. These SL's are somewhat prone to rusting as they have a very exposed, low-to-the-ground floor pan, but this one is extremely solid from front to back underneath. It also doesn't have any undercoating which we really like as undercoating on these cars can be hiding a lot of sins and most of these SL's were heavily undercoated during the 70's and 80's. Somehow, this one has survived without it which is a very good thing. Included with the car are all the original owner's manuals and the car even still has its original metal warranty card from when it was purchased new. We believe this to be a three owner vehicle and it's most recent owner has provided a receipt showing a $1,200 tune-up on the engine was just performed. This 350SL is a great car with classic looks and little bit of rarity when compared to all the other SL's on the road. It looks great, drives great, and is ready for a new owner. This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 98121

as of 9/1/2010

Overview
Car 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL
VIN 1972MERCEDES350SL16-ATL 
Mileage 121,021 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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