NO RESERVE Rare 1973 Mercedes Benz 450SL! Only 88K Miles! Records! Only Year! NR

Price: US $5,200.00 Item location: Elkhart, Indiana, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 450 SL
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 88,500
  • VIN: 10704412010849
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Relisted again due to non-paying bidder - This time at NO RESERVE! PLEASE only bid or buy if you have read the description and condition below have the means fully intend on completing the purchase. Thank you...1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL:A very nice car in a great color combo:silver with blue leather and excellent silver hard top. 88500 original miles and over $11000 in recent service records (included) getting the car in excellent running and driving condition. All new engine mounts fuel lines control arms tires brakes & much much more has been completed in the last 2 years or so.Very rare ONLY year of the short bumper (no ugly impact bumpers) R107 450SL. Needs nothing to be enjoyed at once. We all know where the pagodas and the others that preceded this R107 platform have gone in value. Get one of these rare birds now while you still can.If there is a (minor) weak spot with the presentation of this car it is where the clear coat has kind of 'crazed' over the years in several places most notably on the trunk area. It's one of those things where you don't see it at all in certain lights and in other lights it looks like tiny little scratches everywhere. May buff out?All original blue interior (including working Becker!) is in very nice shape with just a little wear to the drivers bolster and one or two requisite dash cracks. Hard top is beautiful and in excellent condition. The soft top is original and would keep the rain off in a pinch but should be replaced for daily use (not that you'd be driving this beauty much with the top up!). The frame is in great condition so it'd just be a canvas replacement. Those are available here on eBay beginning at around $300. The passenger power window seems a little lazy. It does function but may need attention sometime down the road. The A/C blows and seems to blow cool if not ice cold. This has been a convertible for us with the top rarely on so it was never a concern. May be fine or may need a recharge or perhaps an R134 upgrade if you're in a hot climate.Over all this is not a concourse show car but an excellent original and low mile driver quality 450 SL. I like this example (& would keep it if I could!) because it is nice and reliable enough to enjoy regularly and with pride but not so nice that you're afraid to take it out and drive it. Early MBs are rapidly appreciating and will soon be out of reach for the casual enthusiast. Rarely do you find a realistically priced one that is this original straight solid and essentially needless.The beauty of this car is it's originality and especially the color scheme.As they say it's ready for a long tour without excuses.This is a NO RESERVE auction. I encourage all potential buyers to come inspect the car in personPRIORto buying or bidding. Please don't win the auction and then come pick apart the car in an effort to reduce the price. Your bid is a binding contract. Feel free to call me with any questions or for more information. Car condition is subjective. I have owned over 100 collector cars and am picky about my cars but potential owners should decide for themselves if this car is for them. Car is sold AS IS WHERE IS. I can help with very reasonable domestic shipping arrangements but transportation is ultimately the responsibility of the buyer. International bidders are welcome but please have U.S. funds and transportation arranged priorto auction's end.Zero or negative feedback bidders please contact me prior to bidding or your bid may be cancelled. Please only bid or offer if you are serious. Finally feel free to email or call me at 574-361-5315 with any questions more details or if you'd like to make an offer. Good luck!

On May-26-15 at 05:28:23 PDT seller added the following information:

**UPDATE** We had the 450SL out for a short cruise over the weekend and the A/C actually blows quite cool and nicely! I've had a number of inquiries about this so I just wanted to point that out. Thanks & good luck!