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Old 21st January 2017, 06:00 PM
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A stable-mate for the 6.9, my recently acquired 450SLC in Citrus Green with Parchment leather. 86,000 km, fully documented. Loving this precious car:



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Old 21st January 2017, 07:31 PM
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Hello David that is one superb looking 450SLC 86,000kms from new wow!

Why not consider bringing the car to the All German Day car show next month?

All the best with the car.
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Old 21st January 2017, 08:11 PM
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Congrats David , looks great .
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Old 22nd January 2017, 05:49 AM
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David!

This car looks splendid.
I am not mad about green, but this SLC looks superb!

Congratulations!
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Old 22nd January 2017, 09:35 AM
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David any chance we could see the interior and engine bay?

The colour of the SLC really does stand out and would it be a rare colour for a W107 here in Australia?
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Old 23rd January 2017, 07:04 PM
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A rare find, in what appears to be in a much superior condition.
My favourite shape of Mercedes.
Congratulations !
I would suggest that you go over it with a fine tooth comb, looking for rust, but I hope and suspect that you won't find any.
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Old 26th January 2017, 02:45 PM
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What a great looking car in a very period colour.
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Old 29th January 2017, 02:21 PM
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Thanks all.

Here are those interior and engine bay shots. A list of tidy-ups and some small-part replacements to take care of, such as speaker fader control wheel and new door mirror lenses. Car has new rear screen and weather seal. Dash needs some work because of the ubiquitous Australian sun-induced cracks. Leather and carpets all good.

I pulled apart, cleaned and fixed the Hirschman aerial and it now works. The Becker Mexico is period correct and even the tape deck doesn't sound too bad!

I pulled apart, cleaned and polished the Bosch fogs and repainted the cases with matt black. A fiddly job that won't be repeated often. Was very careful not to break the glass lenses ... the SL Shop in the UK charges more than GBP900 a pair, GBP400 for copies! Also pulled apart front grille and cleaned/polished.

Engine bay still needs detail. No timing chain rattle, RH cam shaft looks good under oil cap, subframe and chassis all look ok. Steering as direct as RCB will ever be, really funny after the C-class's electro-mechanical steering that points like a fighter jet.

Tyres are tolerable. Budget Nexens on the front, Maxxis rear. I hanker for some classic Cinturatos and dream of new XWX for the 6.9 (one day ...).

No corrosion problems.

I took car for 125 km run today with mix of windy roads and 110+ km/h motorway runs. Engine sings like a turbine at 3200+ rpm. Good pull in second up to a self-imposed limit of 4500 rpm/130 km/h. Car settles at expected temp of about 87C and 3 bar when underway. Photo was at idle in park on hoooooot day so temp had risen a bit. There were some slight vacuum leaks due to shrunken small blue hose pipes and loose plug-ins at their ends but with each one I address, the better the K-Jet gets in terms of smoother idle and no grumpy hot start any more (wish I could say the same for the 6.9 which needs attention to the AAV, I suspect, and vacuum integrity). After today's run, I checked consumption: 13.7 l/100km, always using BP Ultimate 98; very happy!

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Old 29th January 2017, 11:07 PM
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That is one stunning 450SLC.
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Old 30th January 2017, 09:01 AM
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Looks great! I'm curious, there look like there are two switches, one on each side of the center console. What are they for?
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Old 30th January 2017, 10:33 AM
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Bryce, those items are movement detectors for the (still functioning) Cobra alarm.
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Old 30th January 2017, 04:52 PM
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Bryce, those items are movement detectors for the (still functioning) Cobra alarm.
Nice. A bit of history since they were so commonly fitted back then. Nice it works. My SLC had the remains of one that i removed when I got it as only the underdash components remained.
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Well, what a nice looking car - obviously David has spent a bit of time on it to get it to be more to his liking. I know for a fact that originality and an unmolested condition are of paramount importance, and it looks as though he has attained that goal. There are a couple of little items no one has mentioned that could, or perhaps should, require attention, but I am sure that David will attend to those in due course.

Great purchase David - just make sure that the timing chains and guides have been renewed. If not, put it on your list of priorities. You get no warning, there are no tell tale noises, just breakage of guide(s) and bending of valves on the left hand bank. Thank you for sharing, and supplying us with those lovely photos. Regards. Styria
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Looks spectacular! What a great find and I'm sure it'll enjoy many more years of being pampered.
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