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1977 Mercedes 450SLC - Hasn't been started in over 5 years


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kinahara
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Aug 21, 2013, 2:35 PM

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Hi,

I have been offered a 1977 Mercedes 450SLC as a gift. The car hasn't been driven (or even started) in over 5 years. The owner says that the car ran great before she stopped driving it. She just got a newer car that got better gas mileage so she stopped driving the Mercedes.

My question is that since this car has literally been sitting for a very long time, what could possibly be wrong with it after not even being started and what would you suggest I do to the car before even attempting to start it up?

I don't have possession of the car so I don't know what the mileage is but I can find out if needed. Also I now she took very good care of the car before she stopped driving it. I'm sure it needs a new battery before anything else but beyond that I'm not sure what to do.

Please let me know if you need more information and I will do my best to answer anything I can and get the answers to anything that I can't. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Kris


Hammer Time
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Aug 21, 2013, 2:50 PM

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Re: 1977 Mercedes 450SLC - Hasn't been started in over 5 years Sign In

Has this car been outside in the weather or garaged for the last 5 years?



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kinahara
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Aug 21, 2013, 3:06 PM

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The car has been garaged the entire time.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 21, 2013, 3:13 PM

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Re: 1977 Mercedes 450SLC - Hasn't been started in over 5 years Sign In

Ditto, if just left/parked outdoors there will be no end to issues.

Dry indoors will still need things as it sounds like nothing was done but park it. Fuel - junk now, brakes a question, tires on a garage floor might be a problem and plenty more.

If you really like the overall condition of it and the car I would pay a tech to come inspect it on site if needed before even making an offer - hard to say all possible troubles some of which may not show up till it's put back into use,

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