1973 Mercedes Benz 450 SL Convertible w 2 tops
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 400-Series
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Roadster- 2 tops
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 82,046
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 4.5 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series
This is a rare find… a collectible low-mileage Mercedes Benz 450 SL that is unmolested, rust-free and has had one respray in its life. Most of the 1971-89 R107 SLs Mercedes Benz sold are just old used cars, and their prices reflect that. However, the 1973 was imported exactly as the designers created it, before the 1974 US bumper laws that caused the engineers to diminish the appearance of this beautiful and sleek design. So the low number of ’73 SLs are the model years most coveted by the collector. These early models have begun appreciating and are expected to do so for many years to come.
This car has both the hardtop and a beautiful navy blue soft top in great condition. The air conditioning will freeze you out at max setting and the original Blaupunkt radio still works. The first owner also added a hidden CD changer in the trunk that operates, as well, as a modern convenience. All the original tools are in the trunk. Owner’s manuals are in the glove box. This car was purchased new through an Arizona dealer directly from Mercedes Benz, and is certified for US DOT requirements (a US specifications car). The buyer specified the Euro headlights. The wheels have been updated to the 1988 560 SL chrome wheels that set off the silver paint so well. (One photo shows the only blemish on the body, a small scratch on the left rear top of the trunk which has been on the car since before I bought it, the scratch is not into the primer) Air conditioning, power windows, power steering and four-wheel power disk brakes.
This example is beautiful and in impeccable condition. All original, other than a repaint in the exact silver color it was delivered from Stuttgart to its first owner in Tucson, Arizona. After 24 years he relocated to Oklahoma where the car showed 78,000 miles on the odometer and was later repainted. The desert sands and wind had eroded the paint luster and it needed a new shine. And that shine is still evident as the paint looks almost brand new. I am the third owner, All sheet metal is original and unblemished. The car has always been garaged in climate controlled conditions and driven only on clear, dry days. The mileage is accurate – it has only traveled 82,000 in all those 42 years. It has been pampered and maintained meticulously by its two owners. It is a great investment car that is also fun to drive, one that can still be purchased without breaking the bank. Don’t let this one get away.
Vehicle is Sold AS -IS with NO Warranty's expressed or implied.
A $2000. NON-Refundable deposit is due withing 24 hours of auction close Balance to be paid in full no later than 7 days from end of auction (unless otherwise arranged)
I Reserve the right to end auction at my discretion as Vehicle is also being sold Locally