1973 Mercedes-Benz 350 SLC

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Grey Blue Metallic | Coupé | 4 Speed Auto | 3.5 litre V8 | 138,281 kms | AU$104,995

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Beautifully built, with luscious attention to detail and an air of indestructibility, when it comes to usuable sports classic’s, nothing can surpass a seventies Mercedes-Benz.

In a time when Mercedes-Benz build quality was driven by an engineer’s ballpoint and not ruled by number crunchers, the R107 SL series is perhaps one of their finest and they are rapidly gaining traction as popular undervalued sports classic cars and among them is the very unique and ultra-suave Sports Luxury Coupé.

When Daimler-Benz were designing a replacement for the much-loved Pagoda-roof SL range it was decided to simultaneously offer a longer wheelbase 2+2 version of the new model to fill the gap left by the demise of the W111/112 coupes and thus the SLC was born.

The only Benz fixed-head four-seater to be based on a roadster and not a saloon, the SLC was produced as a homologation special allowing Mercedes-Benz to compete in marathon rallies across Africa due to its robust and reliable build.

A perfect blend of sporting design and GT comfort, the 450 SLC was set-up for German autobahns, where it could comfortably extend its very long legs. Offered with air-con, power steering, power windows, leather trim, pillar-less windows and a sunroof, the SLC is nothing short of sporting luxury.

Proud to present to the classic car market is this beautiful 350 SLC with a lovely story attached.

In February 1973, Mr and Mrs Kulakowski from Castlecrag took delivery of this beautiful Grey Blue Metallic finish SLC from York Motors of William Street Sydney.

Being one of the top jewels of their world, Mrs Kulakowski kept the car and continued driving it into her 90s before passing away. During her time, the car was kept in original condition and maintained by only Mercedes experts.

In 2017, the current owner purchased the car with his father from the deceased estate. The W107 still had its correct smaller chrome side mirrors, rare early-model steering wheel and original Becker Mexico radio along with all original owners manuals and books.

Once acquired and with the few minor exterior marks from years of single-use, father and son began to bring this unique example to the level it deserves. Starting off with a few main items like a back-to-metal respray by a classic car body specialists down the south coast of Sydney. The car also had a major mechanical service carried out which included the timing chain and any leaking gaskets or perished parts. The smooth automatic transmission was reconditioned, new Mercedes muffler installed and the brakes plus suspension had been thoroughly inspected and serviced.

The interior was totally refurbished using only the correct and original Mercedes Benz fabrics. The seats were redone with MB Tex, dash board reskinned, headlining correctly replaced and floor carpet replaced with the correct loop pile material and colour.

On the outside of the car, all rubber seals are brand new, chrome moulds and trims have either been replaced, thoroughly cleaned up or re-chromed including the bumper bars. Even the windscreen has been replaced with confirmation of all this wonderful work by invoices available with the history file.

With the W107 the next in Mercedes’ series to shoot, this is the perfect example to invest in. With its very low ownership and correctly refurbished items to original factory specifications, any collector or stern Mercedes Benz enthusiast will give this example the blue ribbon tick of approval.
 
 

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