R107 SL350 - what to look for

olivier_wery

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R129 SL280 N reg 58k miles
Hi there,
Spotted a beautiful sl350, am about to go test ride it. Price is suspiciously low... What are the things i should be looking for? It's a pre 1980 car (possibly 1975), it seems in overall good nick and doesn't show any rust on the body itself.

Thanks for your help, this is my dream car, don't want to buy a nightmare one...

Olivier
 

gordonm

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Mercedes 350sl 1980,Audi A4 3.2 quattro avant.
Hi Oliver
Got one myself look for the following
corrosion of the heater blower ducting, difficult to repair and not evident if the car has been dry stored.
Have a good look for corrosion of the inner wheel arches and floor pan, the original underseal was that thick that it may not be readily apparent.
As you may have gathered these are faults I found with mine but once resolved and after a bare metal respray the result was well worth the expense and time.
Gordon
 

Myros

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in the great , grim 'oop north
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R107, S211, R170
three words

Rust rust rust.

there are lots of posts about SL buying. Do a search on 107 to start with and see what comes up. there was a really good one back in 2005 from Ken ( I think) which gave me loads of pointers when searching for mine.
 


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