Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Miscellaneous and Off Topic Forums > Off Topic Discussions


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered
 
craigster59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Castaic, Calif.
Posts: 11,403
Garage
Price check on 1972 MBZ 350SL

A co worker's fater in law passed recently. He had a 1972 Mercedes 350SL that he had bought from original owner (I think) in 2002. It has lived in So Cal all it's life, currently in Pasadena.

What I know is: 140k on the clock, original paint and chrome, car runs and is mechanically sound except:
Parking brake doesn't work
Turn signals need work on the wiring
After market muffler needs replacing

Hoping the brain trust can help place a reasonable price on this, I know there are a lot of variables in these old cars, just looking for a ballpark.

I'm not interested in purchasing but if a fellow Pelican is I can put you in touch.








__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Too many are willing to carry the stool, but it's the piano that needs moving". - Anonymous

Last edited by craigster59; 10-25-2016 at 10:18 AM..
Old 10-25-2016, 09:53 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
id10t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8,387
I'll throw in a request for similar info only on a 1981 380. 148k on the clock...
Old 10-25-2016, 10:13 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
závodník 'X'
 
intakexhaust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8,185
Garage
Going by your assessment - mechanically sound, original finish yet no detailed description of condition (blems, touch-up, corrosion disclosure?), has hard top but unknown of soft, non original wheels nor OEM wheel covers, unknown if AC functioning.

Being its a 2 owner history CA car and the best year to have (350SL - 4.5 L equipped for US market only) and small bumper, ballpark is $10k. Great car, no frilly wood trim, crank window reg's, classic Becker tunes but are stale for collectors. Maybe someday they will make a comeback.
__________________
“When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said ‘yes’ for one reason and one reason only… Netflix rhymes with ‘wet chicks,'” Sandler said in a prepared statement. “Let the streaming begin!” - Adam Sandler

Last edited by intakexhaust; 10-25-2016 at 10:43 AM..
Old 10-25-2016, 10:39 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Boonton, NJ
Posts: 962
Garage
Always like the thin bumper series, especially with the painted hubcaps. Nice evolution from the 280. Several mechanics who work on Mercedes I have met along life's travels always recommended buying the 450SL over the 350SL. They felt it was a better engine. I don't know from any personal experience one way or the other, just putting it out there.
__________________
65 356SC Cab - Sold to get married; 70 T Sunroof Coupe - Sold to buy a house; 82 SC Targa - Sold so the kids could fit in a 'regular' car 86 Coupe - Sold to start a business; 87 Targa - Sold to expand the second house
89 944S2 Daily Driver
73.5CIS Targa Shed Find -under renovation
Old 10-25-2016, 12:07 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
závodník 'X'
 
intakexhaust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8,185
Garage
The -->US version<-- 350SL has a 4.5 liter (450SL) engine. This particular year also has more pep, less choked down vs. following years.
__________________
“When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said ‘yes’ for one reason and one reason only… Netflix rhymes with ‘wet chicks,'” Sandler said in a prepared statement. “Let the streaming begin!” - Adam Sandler
Old 10-25-2016, 12:26 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Nice guy eddie
 
speeder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: los angeles, CA.
Posts: 33,435
Garage
I have no idea what it's worth, other than it's not worth much. eBay would be the best resource for this answer if you can find something similar.
__________________
Denis
"It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, 'We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we're not, we cling to.'" -
-- Gabriel byrne
Old 10-25-2016, 12:42 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Registered
 
LakeCleElum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lake Cle Elum - Eastern WA.
Posts: 8,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by intakexhaust View Post
Being its a 2 owner history CA car and the best year to have (350SL - 4.5 L equipped for US market only) and small bumper, ballpark is $10k. Great car, no frilly wood trim, crank window reg's, classic Becker tunes but are stale for collectors. Maybe someday they will make a comeback.
I think IntakeExhaust is spot on.....Some ask more, some less:

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercedes-benz/350sl

You know if Beverly Hills Car Club, has 2 for less than 10K, that is kind of top dollar. May $8K for a fast sale? Does it have both tops?
__________________
Bob S.
73.5 911T
1969 911T Coo' pay (one owner)
1960 Mercedes 190SL
1962 XKE Roadster (sold) - 13 motorcycles

Last edited by LakeCleElum; 10-25-2016 at 02:41 PM..
Old 10-25-2016, 02:35 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
another round please
 
strupgolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Carmel In.
Posts: 4,364
My neighbor has a cirga 1962 300 he wants to sell. I learned about this over the weekend. I'll keeo you posted.
__________________
Life is good. A fine cigar, a good cocktail, nice music, and now my wife, what could be better.
Old 10-25-2016, 03:03 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered
 
craigster59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Castaic, Calif.
Posts: 11,403
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by LakeCleElum View Post
I think IntakeExhaust is spot on.....Some ask more, some less:

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercedes-benz/350sl

You know if Beverly Hills Car Club, has 2 for less than 10K, that is kind of top dollar. May $8K for a fast sale? Does it have both tops?
I think she's going to list it at $8k. yes it has both tops.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Too many are willing to carry the stool, but it's the piano that needs moving". - Anonymous
Old 10-25-2016, 03:05 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
re-tired
 
sammyg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Exegol
Posts: 54,367
There are several of em in the LA craigslist asking $12.5k

Old 10-25-2016, 03:31 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:17 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2020 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.