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What should I look for when buying a classic Mercedes-Benz SL?

I would appreciate any advice you could give regarding a future purchase of a Mercedes-Benz classic SL, model 107. The car would only be used in the summer months and would probably be washed more than driven. It is a purchase I have always wanted to make. I intend on keeping the car for a number of years and will probably cover no more than 3000 miles per annum. My dilemma is what model to go for? What is the best engine and what do I look for mechanically? Ideally the car would have covered less than 60,000 miles with a full specialist service history. Your advice would be most appreciated. I have up to £18,000 to spend.

Asked on 17 July 2010 by Yozza

Answered by Honest John
See car by car reviews on this site. (www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/mercedes-benz/sl-w10.../)

I don't like these cars. Ugly to look at, not good to drive and potentially riddled with rust. I much prefer the later W129.
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