RARE! 1972 Mercedes 350 SL Roadster 77,742 Original Miles GORGEOUS!

1972 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1972

Price: US $19,975.00
Item location: River Forest, Illinois, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
SubModel: Roadster Convertible
Type: Convertible
Year: 1972
Mileage: 77742
VIN: 10704412002683
Color: Red
Engine size: 4.5 liter
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: hard top, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

For Sale 1972 Mercedes 350 SL Roadster,only 77,742 original miles!This rare, very early production R107 was one of the first imported to the United states.Has the desirable small bumpers and is a US model equipped with the powerful 4.5 liter 250 HP V8 and automatic transmission, has been meticulously maintained. I am the second owner. Nine years ago the engine was pulled and rebuilt by Black Forest Benz in Glendale Wisconsin. A new oil pump was installed. After 40 years seals naturally go bad. Black Forest Benz specializes in antique Mercedes restoration. All major servicing was done by Black Forest. They rebuilt the original Becker stereo and added a iPhone dock and upgraded the speakers. This will allow music streaming from your cell phone. This car has been repainted in its original red color. The hub caps are original and have never been repainted. The original black interior is in very good condition.
This car includes:
black cloth soft top matching hard top, cold factory A/C, power steering, power brakes,
fog lights,
period tires.
Mechanical work in my ownership:All major work performed EXCLUSIVELY by Black Forest Benz. Minor work was done locally by Urbans Auto, noted below:A/C works & blows cold.
Refrigerant hoses are in good condition.
Correct original Becker radio, refurbished by Becker in 2007 w/ auxiliary input jack.
Driver's seat bottom cushion padding replaced in 2010 with MB OE pad, original MB-Tex seat covering preserved.
Steering gear box, steering idler arm and steering linkage parts replaced in 2013 at 70,040.
Driveshaft flex discs and center bearing replaced in 2013 at 70,040.
New Vredestein Sprint Classic tires in 2014 at 71,473.
New fuel pump and filter in 2017 (Urban).
All (8) fuel injectors replaced in 2017 (Urban installed them).
All D-jetronic fuel injection system components are in good working order.
D-jetronic wiring harness is in very good condition with all wire insulation and plastic plug housings intact.
Engine rebuild done in 2010 at 63,797 miles (head gaskets were leaking oil to exterior). Just under $16k total parts & labor.
Engine & transmission removed from car.
Cylinder heads machined, valves and valve seats re-ground, valve guides replaced, valves hand-lapped and tested upon reassembly.
New oil pump and oil pump chain.
New timing chain, all chain guide rails, chain tensioner.
All engine block and cylinder head seals & gaskets replaced.
All coolant hoses replaced.
All breather hoses replaced.
All fuel lines replaced including injector stub lines. New injector guides & seals.
New engine and transmission mounts and engine mount shock absorbers.
Transmission not rebuilt at the time but any leaking seals were replaced.
non-smoking ownerIt's been fully serviced and is READY TO DRIVE & SHOW!!Hardtop cradle and car cover included.Listing pics and MANY more detailedphotos here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1PBqpVQvVXj69jEndethNh8hUKz5EHdkeThank you for considering

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