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1973 Mercedes 350 SLC

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£9,275

  • Mileage~112,000
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Engine3.5L
  • LocationHorsham

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1973 Mercedes 350 SLC

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Introduction

Jacob Boodrie
Professional Consigner

The ultimate boulevard cruiser with oodles of power, comfort and elegance - the Mercedes 350 SLC C107 in a nutshell.

The Mercedes 350 SLC C107 is a four-seat coupe with a fixed roof which replaced the W111 Coupé in 1971. Mercedes effectively took the R107 roadster and added 14" to the wheelbase, a fixed roof and some rear seats - a more practical four-seater coupe for all the family.

We love the smooth and tuneful 3.5L V8 Mercedes offered in this 350 model with fuel injection. The SLC is referred to as an 'SL Coupe', this was the first time that Mercedes-Benz had based a coupe on an SL roadster platform rather than a saloon.

We really like this beautiful example owned by Séan for the last 12 years, he's done an excellent job on restoring it to a high standard.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after liaising with Séan the owner.

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Meet the owner

Over the previous 12 years I've been tinkering on my 'boulevard cruiser' and I've loved it - it doesn't fail to put a smile on my face every time I jump into it.

Séan has owned this 350 SLC for the past 12 years after it was gifted to him. Since then he's gone to town (and back!) in restoring this German legend. All-new body parts were obtained from a Mercedes specialist in London and he's had the engine tuned by a local German car specialist.

Unfortunately Séan has to find the SLC a new home now, he has really enjoyed his long ownership, cruising around Horsham and taking the car out for weekend trips. He reports that it drives excellently, "very quick yet smooth".

We really like this well cared for example, we know Séan is very meticulous with his car ownership and has gone to great lengths in making sure this SLC is just right for the new owner.

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Exterior

The Hollywood legend makes a return - stunning '70s good looks from a golden age; this car is an 'S' list celebrity.

Wheels and Tyres

Original Mercedes SL wheels found on this example.

After reviewing the photos we think the wheels and rubber look to be in excellent condition with no scuffs or marks - really nicely restored by Séan.

Please review the images and videos to see for yourself how nice these wheels look.

Bodywork

A head-turning restored example - the bodywork looks really good as it's been given the fine comb treatment it deserved by Séan.

All panel gaps look correct and there are no signs of major corrosion after reviewing the images.

Séan mentions the retractable sunroof mechanism needs looking at - the electrics are operational, yet the mechanism needs to be aligned.

Please take a look at the images and videos to appreciate the bodywork on this car.

Paint

Finished in its original light blue metallic, which does look great on this car - the paint makes this iconic legend from the '70s really stand out.

The paint looks in excellent condition, deep in finish and colour and even across all the panels.

We did notice a very small paint blemish the nearside wing and boot panel.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks to be in excellent condition in line with the rest of the car - all the trim / seals look great too with no signs of damage / degradation.

Please take a look at the videos to see the glass and trim in detail.

Interior

Luxurious blue leather wraps this interior - timeless good looks which transport you back to the '70s.

Seats and Carpets

The seats and carpets are all original on this lovely example. Finished in dark blue leather and deep pile carpets all around. - Séan often treats the leather to hide food cream every autumn prior to winter storage.

The carpets look like they are in great condition as well, in line with the rest of the car.

Please take a look at the images for a closer view of the interior of this car.

Dashboard

The blue theme of the interior is carried up to the dash with the top of the dashboard being finished in a light blue leather - very classy.

Three instrument clusters are in your view, as you sit in this coupe cruiser. All dials are crisp and legible on this well cared for example.

Please view the photographs for a closer view of the dashboard.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

You'll find the original Mercedes four-spoke steering wheel and automatic gear knob on this nicely restored example, both look to be in line with the rest of the car; in great condition all round.

Please take a look through the extensive images and videos of the interior.

Mechanics

A roaring 3.5L V8 bulletproof engine will make you the centre of attention on any strip of road.

Engine and Gearbox

Fitted with Mercedes famously bulletproof V8, Séan has had it tuned by his local German engine specialist.

The 3.5L V8 Mercedes offered in this 350 model came with fuel injection and the car weighed in at 2,050kg

Séan reports that the engine and gearbox are running very well, "once the engine has warmed up it runs very smoothly and quietly, offering a pleasant drive and performance."

Suspension and Brakes

Take a look at the underside photographs to see the condition of the suspension and brakes, very tidy as you expect from a meticulous owner.

Séan reports a small drip from the power steering if the SLC is left stationary for long periods of time.

Maintenance work on the brakes and suspension has always been carried out when required. Séan reports a very comfortable ride offered in this 350 SLC.

The Drive

A proper cruiser and the real reason you buy an SLC - this car is all about the drive.

A great all-rounder, whether you're popping down to the shops, or touring through the scenic roads the Alps - this car does it all and does it well.

Electrics and Other

Séan reports that all electrics are working as expected to his knowledge.

It's still got the tape player radio; all you need for a good road trip.

History and Paperwork

Genuine and lengthy service history found with this great example.

Lots of paperwork with this example, as you can see from the photos.

Séan has been meticulous when bringing this up to the standard you see it in today. We really respect the care and effort gone into years of hard work; the SLC really does look the part and it's priced to sell.

We have actioned our usual checks;
- Photo ID of the seller
- V5C
- HPi clear

Service History
Date Type Mileage
16.02.2017 MOT 111,653
03.10.2015 MOT 111,190
04.06.2008 MOT 111,042
18.04.2006 MOT 110,357
08.11.1982 Service 95,253
29.05.1973 Service 575
Key Details
  • Model350 SL
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Reg. Date01.01.1971
  • CC3499CC
  • Mileage~112,000
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourBlue
  • Interior ColourBlue
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #10702322006756
  • Engine #1169X222012346
  • RestoredYes
  • MOTNo. Exempt
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Security SysStandard
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedNo. Self Consignment
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned12yrs
  • Key FeatureHistory







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£8,750 bid by umbisingh 20.11.2020 @ 18:42:28
£8,500 bid by Ocubeam 20.11.2020 @ 11:29:39
£8,000 bid by umbisingh 20.11.2020 @ 11:17:26
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£5,500 bid by Ocubeam 19.11.2020 @ 02:55:51
£5,250 bid by tez 18.11.2020 @ 18:43:48
£5,000 bid by morgang 16.11.2020 @ 22:23:09
Mak Habibiyan
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Mak Habibiyan

How many previous owners?

£3,500 bid by tez 16.11.2020 @ 15:37:52
Will Carr
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Will Carr

My number is 07958023028

Thanks

Will Carr
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Will Carr

Hi Sean, please could I view the car late this afternoon-early evening?
Very interested and I’m in your area.

Thanks a lot

£3,250 bid by diamondgeezer1 16.11.2020 @ 00:45:30
£2,750 bid by tez 16.11.2020 @ 00:44:21
Terry
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Terry

Hi Sean it’s Terry how much his the land rover please

Amerthyst
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Amerthyst

Hi Sean I’m unfortunately not familiar with the Sunroofs on these Cars, so please could you tell me if you can see the metal roof from inside the Car or is there some sort of sliding interior cover on the inside to match the head lining as the Sunroof on inside looks as if it could do with a little refinishing or maybe that’s just the photo?

Many Thanks

Adrian

£2,500 bid by Martin 15.11.2020 @ 15:41:18
Terry
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Terry

I Sean can you please let me know if the sunroof is it dry when closes and can you give me a call 07791127360 Terry thanks

£1,750 bid by tharindu85 15.11.2020 @ 00:38:55
£1,500 bid by tharindu85 15.11.2020 @ 00:38:28
£1,200 bid by drcot3 14.11.2020 @ 11:30:45
ST
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ST

On the retractable roof:
Will the car need a new mechanism or would you consider the mis-alignment to be fix-able?
Is the interior panel to the retractable roof missing?

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