The other expensive repair on these cars are the hydraulic rams that power the convertible top. Fortunately, there is an aftermarket company that refurbish these actuators with new seals for a fraction of the dealer price. It appears that only two of the five cars are pictured in the ad so the condition of the missing cars is a big question mark. The amount of monoblock wheels found on the cars will influence how good of a deal the lot of car are as they command strong money on the open market.
The four 300SL cars come with a 217 horsepower injected inline six cylinder engine. This M104.980 engine had a 7000 rpm redline. They are the preferred Mercedes 24 valve engine to turbo as the block came with factory piston squirters, forged internals, and the most meat between the cylinder walls. This engine is so over engineered from that it is a natural for adding boost. The bad news is that there is tiny aftermarket for these engines compared to the similarly designed Toyota 2JZ. The two engines sound eerily similar under boost.
Cory is closing the sale on his 1995 Mercedes E36 wagon this week and will be starting in on a 1995 C36 AMG very soon.