Form 1974 there was also a heated rear window, followed in 1978 by a woodgrain centre console. The precision and performance that these cars delivered was at a level that few automobile lines can achieve. There is no visible rust in the body, but the interior trim is showing its age with a split in the drivers seat cushion and the carpets need replacing. With those things attended to the blue coupe would make a lovely everyday cruiser. This is one car that looks as good parked as it does in motion. Power was delivered by a smooth and powerful fuel-injected 4.
On the interior the ash tray has been moved to rear of the center console to accommodate a Rallye Counter. There were only slight changes such as the alloy wheels are. Have You Found the Perfect Collector Vehicle on All Collector Cars? It was essentially the same except for the wheelbase, which was extended by 360 mm to accommodate the two rear seats, and the fixed steel roof with the slightly higher roofline that gave those in rear seat quite reasonable headroom. Only a few were used for motor-sports events. Consider replacing the seat belts, which will be showing their age with the possibility that the webbing will be frayed at the edges.
There is a roll-bar and an oversized batter located in the right rear corner of the trunk floor. This Mercedes with 128,000 Original miles is in great shape! This one is finished in White with a Tan Interior. The Rallye cars were similar to the production vehicles. Special lightweight materials were used throughout the competition cars to decrease weight. Have you found the perfect collector vehicle on All Collector Cars? For more information, please call 856-599-4100 or email Gateway Classic Cars is honored to have opened its 14th location just 20 minutes away from downtown Philadelphia and airport.
. Of more concern are cracks in the dash pad from exposure to the sun as these can be expensive to repair and they look ugly if not repaired. Andrew Cowan and Colin Makin won a marathon race which covered most of the South American Countries, a distance of 18,000 miles. This Mercedes is right at home on a curvy country road with a luxurious ride that will make an ordinary sports car envious. A number of cars were imported from England in the 1980s, and these should be carefully checked prior to purchase as they can be subject to severe rust. The competition cars were similar to the production cars with the most visual difference being the safety components such as roll-cages.
Another purpose was to act as an experimental car, a test vehicles which would gather data for use in the construction of their next generation aluminum engines. Before you make any decisions, we recommend that you take some time now to read the full description and review all the pictures with the listing. Do not hesitate to contact our professional team, we are ready to assist you with all of your car buying and selling needs. Have the front suspension checked for cracking around the lower control arm rear mounting points, which are a known problem. By Daniel Vaughan Nov 2006.
The longer wheelbase of the coupe gave it a more comfortable ride than its shorter wheelbase soft-top cousin. They were the essential differences. Responsive handling and powerful brakes are valuable aids in avoiding a crash. These cars were driven by people who looked at driving as more than just a way to go somewhere. It is believed that 40 were sold to the United States. There is still many years and miles left in the tank.
Production lasted from 1977 through 1981. Any car, no matter how well engineered and built it might have been, will be more prone to breakdown than one that left the factory last year. The car is equipped with Air Conditioning, power windows and a power sunroof. There was just one transmission on offer, a three-speed floorshift auto. Air-con came standard, as did power steering, power windows, leather trim, and there was a sunroof. This included alloy door skins, alloy wheels, and alloy hood.
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