Another chassis with mileage shenaigans. Whoever owns 1972 350SL (4.5) #916
now, they most likely have a claim with the person who sold it to them. 10704412000916 is another R107 to have gone through the South Florida mileage time machine. It was on Philadelphia CL in July of 2017. The ask was $10.5 with 110K miles. There had been some interior restoration and mechanical work. The sparse description and boring photos did nothing to show off what could be a nice early 4.5L car. A bill in the ad shows the mileage at 110,771. Fast forward 10 months and #916
pops up on eBay in May of ’18 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Its gained some cool 14”steelies and white walls, what looks to be a good polish, and rattle can’d engine bay. It’s lost the orange pinstripe, the 16” late model wheels and 37K miles. Now with 73K miles, the red and parchment combo invites the eBay user to imagine driving the tropic roads of Miami (though the seller was probably hoping Bavaria!) with the top down. The car looks really nice… why do the felony and roll it back? It would have been better if instead, time had been spent fixing the poor seat upholstery job – the same wrinkles are visible on the passenger seat in both sets of photos. Where is 916 now? We’d certainly be interested to hear from the current owner. Would they want to know they had been defrauded? Did they have suspicions? Do they care? Hopefully we’ll find out. The first 7 photos are from the eBay add. The last three are from the Phildelphia ad.
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