1976 Mercedes-Benz SL Review

1976 Mercedes-Benz SL 350SL 3.5L petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.5L petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired104800 miles
Most recent distance106500 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz W124


The best built roadster of all time


Speedometer head failed shortly after driving it home from the dealer, but he agreed to pay for a replacement.

General Comments:

The build quality of this car is quite staggering, putting other more modern Mercedes cars to shame.

There is no other car that can compete, it has the perfect combination of being a quick, attractive V8 roadster, as well as having superb build quality.

Too many cars of this age and power spend 9 months of the year in the workshop, these cars are made to be driven and enjoyed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2002

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review