1972 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL - Very Good Condition! Great Investment!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: SL-Class
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 350 SL
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 122,471
- VIN: 107044 12-004561
- Color: White
- Engine size: V8
- Number of cylinders: V8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: Automatic
- Interior color: Blue
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL offered with a reserve
This nice SL is in very good condition. Finished in White with Blue MB Tex, he car has both tops, nd runs and drives very well. It features the legendary v8 and rugged Mercedez reliability. The SL Mercedez in arguably one of the finest cars ever made. From its inception in the 50's to today these cars have filled a niche at the top of the Mercedez line that will endure forever. They handle well, ide comfortably, nd perform exceptionally well. These are cars that can go 100 MPH all day long! The third series model ran from 1973 to 1989 and are now starting to gain the attention of collectors. They exhibit the classic lines of the earlier cars while having a lot of very nice features that make them a lot more drivable. These cars are good for hundreds of thousands of miles and don't let those nay sayers fool you- sure parts aren't cheap but they rarely ever break! Ihave always been an Italian Car Collector and sort of poopooed the teutonic German Marques such as Mercedez and BMW, ut my 3.0cs changed my mind about Bimmers and my SL is quite simply the best car I have ever had. (I have had a lot of cars) .
This car has had a lot of recent upgrades and sensitive restoration performed, t is fully sorted mechanically and is cosmetically ready for any show one would wish to take it to. Books, ools, nd extensive records accompany the car.
Now is the time to buy one of these! All cars have an inverted bell curve of value and we are already on the upswing side of the curve on these little numbers!
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After fierce debates, he Board of Management finally decided to produce the R 107 ( R for roadster ), s the 1971 SL was internally called, n June 18, 968 . One of the crucial questions was whether the roadster should rather become a coupe with sunroof because alarming news concerning the safety – and type approval – of open-top cars had arrived from the USA : it was touch and go for them, nd history has shown that they did, n the end, o. The Board's decision in favor of a roadster with removable hardtop was therefore a fundamental, uture-oriented decision, ntirely owing to the then Chief Engineer, r. Hans Scherenberg, ho had vehemently fought for this concept. "The SL gave me a lot of pleasure, ut also a lot of trouble. It was not an easy job," he summarized that memorable meeting at a later stage.
Béla Barényi's safety concept with crumple zones front and rear and the rigid passenger cell – the three-box principle – was also incorporated in further developed quality in the 1971 SL. Unlike its predecessor, he R 107's backbone was not just a shortened and reinforced sedan floor but an independently designed frame/floor unit with an enclosed propeller shaft tunnel and box-shaped cross and side members, heir special feature being different sheet metal gauges for deformation to a predefined pattern.
The SL was to be designed by all means as an open-top car without a Targa bar for appearances' sake, o the only safety features for the roadster in the event of a rollover were the A-pillars with the windshield between them. So these pillars were newly developed from the ground up to acquire a strength that was 50 percent higher than in the predecessor. The windshield was bonded to the frame to increase strength. This provided for a remarkable level of resistance in the roof drop test – which meant that the open-top car acquired the safety experts' approval in the USA even without a Targa bar. It goes without saying that the rear screen in the hardtop was also bonded in. Ground-breaking innovations were also incorporated in the interior. The conventional – hard – dashboard was replaced by an ingeniously designed sheet metal construction: both the upper and knee-impact sections were foam-padded and yielded on impact. Another new feature was the four-spoke steering wheel, esigned on the basis of the accident researchers' latest findings. Nevertheless, ustomers all over the world did not rush to the showrooms to order the new SL with safety in mind. They were attracted by the offer of a perfectly balanced open-top car – the only one of its kind built for years to come and attractive for that reason alone. Its distinctive front end with a dominant SL face, road-band headlamps and ribbed turn signal lenses gave the car a powerful appearance; the low silhouette featured harmonious lines no matter whether the car was open, losed or fitted with its hardtop, nd the slightly concave trunk lid was reminiscent of the Pagoda era. Ribbed, irt-deflecting broad-band rear lights gave the rear end a strong, asculine touch.
The "fastest" soft-top of all cabriolets and roadsters – a further refined design of the Pagoda version – was highly conducive to comfort and ease of operation: the process of opening or closing took a mere 30 seconds. As customary in SL roadsters by then, he soft-top vanished under a cover when folded down. From the start of production, he 1971 SL boasted the 3.5 liter eight-cylinder engine which had celebrated its premiere in the 280 SE 3.5 coupe and cabriolet in 1969 and had since been praised to the skies. Its 200 hp at 5800 rpm helped the SL – which weighed as much as 1600 kilograms – to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in nine seconds. Its top speed: 212 km/h.
A number of detail features turned life in and with this car into a pleasurable experience. Right from the start, he seats were fitted with head restraints and seat belts. A highly responsive heating and novel air channeling in the area of the doors enhanced well-being and physiological safety. Dirt-deflecting moldings on the A-pillars and exterior mirrors enhanced visibility in poor weather. The windshield wipers, entrally arranged close to each other, wept a remarkable 70 percent of the windshield, ere aerodynamically efficient and did not lift off at high speeds. Our Ebay Policies:
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