For the last 5 years our beloved SL has been more like a child than a car. Originally registered in Sedona, AZ it spent time in Texas before coming to PA where the PO and I both kept it in heated garages. I have spent a great deal in converting from US to Euro specs, and it has been a joy to own.
All maintenance performed by Euro specialty shop, owner was MB tech from 1980-94:
Head gaskets and complete top end rebuild, fuel pump, driveshaft carrier bearing, motor mounts, all fluids/filters, Bilstein shocks, drilled/slotted front rotors, MSD ignition/wires, Dynomax SuperTurbo muffler (very mild tone, approximately 10% louder than stock) & catalytic converter deleted (it was plugged), & much more.
Genuine BBS RS faces professionally refinished
560SL front spoiler from the SL Shop in the UK
Aftermarket euro bumper conversion
Genuine euro headlights
71-73 dealer option fog light covers
Nardi steering wheel with NRG quick release
Custom euro style gauge faces
Custom cup holder
Indoor cover with MB logo from the SL Shop
Becker radio restored by Becker Auto Sound
RF bumper support bracket is bent from accident in 2004 causing the front bumper to be slightly misaligned. The title appears to have carried a reconstructed marker after that, but was corrected by the state when I purchased the car in 2017; the current title is not reconstructed.
Cracked dash underneath fitted cover
Cracked padding in rear of hard top
3 dime sized paint chips on rear decklid underneath hardtop
2 6” tears in soft top
Slight cracking in console veneer clear coat
Other light imperfections typical of age
Overall she is a very good drivers classic, and while she is not a Concours car she has been to local shows and driven 500 – 800 miles a year. Understand that a car of this vintage nearing 38 years old will always require maintenance and additional sorting, but I believe most of the big ticket items have taken care of.
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Location: Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States