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Old 01-30-2008, 09:06 AM
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Howdy, the 72-89 V8 powered SL's all have great engines, that said there are some that are more finicky than others. Its best to avoid the 74 California, and 75-76 models,these typically have problems with excessive heat in the engine compartment and some polution control stuff that goes bad. Also the 81 Sl's had single row timing chains and this, if not retrofitted with dual chains can spell trouble. Mileage near the 20's are typical of the later modles, early 70's 14, MPG at best.
Very very safe cars
If you buy one get the service history, this is very important, they are not high to maintain, unless they have not been maintained if you know what I mean

Run from rust, make sure all the tops are in good shape, always get service history.
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