1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL
Only six previous keepers; not used regularly for the last seven years ; will need some re-commissioning; only offered for sale due to a multiple Mercedes collecting problem
First registered in May 1972, this classic 350SL was purchased by the previous owner in 2014. Being an avid collector of the Mercedes brand he couldn’t resist adding another to his fleet, although unfortunately the more cars you have, the fewer miles each one covers.
This particular SL has been used very little in the last few years and was put on SORN in February last year, being left stationary in a barn collecting dust. Looking rather ‘barn-find unloved,’ covered in its own magic dust when we first saw it, 8731 VC was then sold by us. The buyer unfortunately mis-calculated the time his workshop had to fit it in so although it has enjoyed a scenic trip to Hertfordshire and back last month, it is now seeking another new home.
It is a worthwhile project. It last passed an MOT in 2016 and currently does need some encouragement to run, due to having been kept stationary for some time. New battery, fresh fuel and a good run needed! We understand that the brakes have been released since we sold it last time and a mild tidy up has been done but there is plenty still to do.
As is evident from the photographs, the hood is in need of some correction. As always, corrosion is a factor with these vehicles and we have noted that in 2013, a number of corrosion issues were highlighted on an MOT. Some of these have been attended to over the past few years but we note that work is required, especially within the flooring.
Definitely a car worth restoring and potentially a healthy investment in the right hands - a desirable transferable registration too.
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