1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SLS

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen quite a few late R107s in this series, so now it's time for an early one.

1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SLS

This car spent most of the last few years living in the garage, as one of several project cars owned by a retired Mercedes-Benz repair shop owner. Now it's on the street, to make room for a W111 coupe.

1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SLS

It needs new paint, but that's about the only problem with this solid, extremely original-looking sporty Benz.

1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SLS

If you look closely, you can see a daily-driven black '70 Dodge Dart in the background.

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