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Win a 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL

In 1971, Mercedes-Benz updated their SL line with a brand new car, the R107. Made available in North America for 1972, the new SL was an instant hit, and many considered it to be one of the best looking cars Mercedes had ever made. The R107 was so successful, in fact, that it sold all the way up until 1989, making it the second longest running series built by Mercedes after the G-Class.

Upon seeing the striking new two-seater, Tom Larsen knew that he had to have one. As the owner of landmark restaurant The Pillar House, he bought a brand new 350SL through the restaurant at Auto Engineering in Lexington and used it as his daily driver for some years. It had a special spot in the back of the restaurant, and if there was a silver Mercedes parked there, Tom was in.

As is often the case, the 350SL was eventually replaced by another daily driver, but it was never neglected. Tom kept it, drove it sparingly, and had regular maintenance done, always keeping it registered. In 1995, the car was refurbished and now sports 96,000 miles while looking like a car with much fewer.There is thorough documentation as well, from service records and owner’s manuals to the original bill of sale.

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is proud to present this one-owner, incredibly well-preserved 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL as our next raffle car. The lucky winner will not only receive a beautiful car but also enjoy worry-free maintenance thanks to a limited warranty being offered by European Auto Solutions in Waltham, MA. This includes a 30 Day Mechanical Warranty including tow, a 1 Year Drive Train Warranty, 2 Complimentary Oil Services (no expiration) and 1 Complimentary Interior/Exterior Detail (No Expiration).

Raffle tickets for the Mercedes are $25 each or 5 tickets for $100. All proceeds benefit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum and the drawing will take place during Mercedes Day on Sunday, September 14, 2014.