1976 Mercedes 350SL

This Just In – 1976 Mercedes Benz 350SL

Our 1976 Mercedes Benz 350SL is back from Derrick Wells, a local Mercedes Specialist, to have a look into some electrical issues with the car.

Now that it is electrical working exactly as it should, it’s time for our Bridge Classic Cars in-house restoration teams to assess the car and come up with a plan to move forward with. First up, it will be mechanically inspected before moving to the other teams for their expert eyes to look over this incredible classic convertible.

The car has so many amazing and wonderful details it’s difficult to capture them but the original Aztec Gold paint looks incredible in the winter sun.

Expect to see more on this amazing 1976 Mercedes 350SL in at Bridge Classic Cars very soon.

Investigation work continues on the Mercedes engine…

Ady has been investigating the engine on the 1976 Mercedes 350SL. Initially we were lead to believe this to be a running car but unfortunately it has arrived with us as a non-runner, and he’s found that this is probably due to an electrical fault.

There are two sides to the V8 engine and only one bank works. the right hand bank looks to have been tampered with.

The wiring to the injectors on that bank have been cut and rewired to earth. We don’t understand why someone has done this unless they are trying to cover up something more. There would be no other obvious reasoning. Rewiring to earth could possibly mean the engine can still run, albeit on 4 cylinders as it will hopefully not be sending any fuel into the ‘dead’ side. If it has then we have a problem.

We have replaced the points and adjusted the timing but the car remains on 4 cylinders.

We have then removed the plugs and checked the condition of the number 6 plug which looks to have a carbon build up. We have checked easy access compressions on all cylinders.

We have refuelled the vehicle but as before, the engine can only run on 4 cylinders and is therefore running dangerously rich.