1973 Mercedes 450SL R107 Convertible Short Euro Bumpers Car WE SHIP AND EXPORT!!
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: SL-Class
- SubModel: 450SL R107
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 144,289
- VIN: 10704412007025
- Color: White
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Blue
- Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 450SL R107
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL R107 Roadster!!!
Here is the chance to own one of the most beautiful roadsters and history changing models that Mercedes-Benz ever made -1973 Mercedes Benz 450SL R107 Roadster!!!
Few vehicles are as distinctive and unique as the 107 chassis Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Although there are other vehicles that are instantly recognizable - the Gullwing Mercedes, the '57 Chevy, and the DeLorean to name a few - there is no other vehicle so classy, yet affordable as a 107 chassis Mercedes-Benz.
What makes 1973 Model so special, is that 1973 was the last year of Small Euro Bumpers being fitted on US-Spec R107 SL’s…1974 onward US models were fitted with less attractive big US spec safety bumpers!
1972 was the first year of R107 body style, and R107 chassis of the 280,350,380,450 and 560SLs was one of the longest running production bodies in the Diamler-Benz AG's line spanning from 1971-1989!!
Although most R107s are extremely well built and collectable, the most desirable and collectable of the R107’s are the early production cars with its features – mainly short or “Euro” bumpers, and higher horse-power than its latter cousins. It is also the first V8 powered two-seater to be built at the Stuttgart, Germany factory.
Now that the W113 230/250/280SL's have become priced out of sight, here comes the early small Euro Bumper 450SL.
As recently as the mid 1990's, and early 2000’s you could pick up a nice condition 1971 280SL Pagoda Roadster for around $20,000. Almost in the blink of an eye, that's what a basket case now goes for - with good condition examples regularly selling north of $75k and more.
Part of what makes early 107 SL’s so desirable to Collectors and Mercedes enthusiasts is the increased U.S. emissions and safety requirements starting in 1974 causing later models to be fitted with special crash bumpers and emissions control systems resulting in reduced overall look, performance and horse-power.
Beside more powerful engine, this beauty also features more elegant European style “short” bumpers, and they make this Mercedes look absolutely stunning!
Owning a Mercedes SL gives a person a real driving enjoyment and pride of ownership. When these cars were first manufactured, Mercedes-Benz adhered to construction methods that resulted in a standard that was the envy of the automotive industry. Every Mercedes-Benz model shared a build quality second to none.
About the car:
This SL was sitting and being sporadically used over the past few years due to its owner’s age and health issues. Even though being rarely used, engine starts right up, idles well, and transmission shifts without any issues.
This Mercedes is a fun project, and it is perfect for somebody who wants to do a full restoration, and have a wonderful show car and the investment, especially being a early rare small bumper model, OR for somebody who wants it as their weekend driver, and then slowly restore it to its full beauty and potential at their own pace!!
Papyrus White Paint (paint code 717G papyrosweiss) shows nice for a daily driver, but upon closer inspection you can notice imperfections mainly due to its age. From 10 Feet away it looks good, and it is suitable for a daily driver, but if you want to restore it to its full glory, then new paint job would make this car pop!
Body is nice and straight, but there are some small rust bubbles here and there from the car being kept under a carport with a car cover on.
Undercarriage is all original and there is some rust on the floors. Good thing is that replacement sheet metal parts for these cars are readily available, and they are not that expensive. K&K manufacturing offers all sheet metal replacement parts at very good prices (http://www.kkmfg.com/index.php)
Interior is all complete, down to its Kienzle Clock, but it is showing its age. Power windows and radio are working as they should.
It comes with both Hard Top and the Soft top. Hard top is in pretty good condition, and all glass is nice and complete. Soft top canvas is old, and it will need to be replaced.
All in all this is a very nice and complete car that can make a very nice and fun project, and great return on your investment!
Our Buy it Now price is set extremely low and very reasonable! Just the set of small chrome Euro Bumpers is selling for $2,500, door panels sells for over $200 each on ebay, $800-$1,000 for the hard top, let alone running engine, transmission, original Mercedes steel wheels with hubcaps, soft top frame, seats and other valuable parts.
This is NOT a missing parts, molested project car that you will never get your money out of!! This SL runs and drives, it has real potential and it will yield great return on your time and money!! Just look at 2 year older W113 1971 280SL’s – they rocketed out of the reach for many just in the past few years!! Early small chrome euro bumper 107’s are surely to follow the trend. Just look at the spike in Hagerty values over the last 12 months!!!
Title is clear and it is ready to be transferred immediately ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD and we will be glad to help the buyer with finding the cheapest shipping quote for shipping, personally deliver the car to the local port for the out of the Country buyers, and fill out all the necessary paperwork to make it easy and convenient for the winning buyer!
If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 904-728-9688 or 904-571-5237, and we will be more than happy to help out with anything we can.
-TERMS OF SALE:
Buyers are encouraged, and more than welcome to inspect this vehicle in person andbefore auction ends! Inspections performed after the point of sale will not be accepted or considered. Please review all the photos carefully, and do all of your homework and due diligence in regard of this vehicle before auction ends!!!! Please do not assume anything and do ask any questions you might have in regard of this car, and do ask for any additional photos that would be of interest for you, so we avoid case of "buyer’s remorse" afterwards.
Please be advised that this is not a brand new vehicle, and it should not be treated as such!!! It is a 43 years oldpre-ownedclassic vehicle which has been previously on the road used and driven, so therefore with respect to its age and the miles it has, there will most likely be average wear and tear,such as minor scratches, minor dings, small rock chips or any other imperfections that are expected to be seen on a previously owned and used vehicle. We do our best to disclose any substantial blemishes in our photos and descriptions. Opinions and expectations can vary, so Please Telephone Us If You Have Any Questions or Concerns Regarding the Condition of This Vehicle.
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We do charge $185 documentary fee that will be added to the winning bid amount. This fee is used to cover any administrative and paperwork expenses, overnighting the documents to your door, and issuing a 30 days temporary tag.
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We Specialize in Export of vehicles from United States, so if you need shipping quotes toANYWHERE IN THE WORLD,as well as in the United States, please let us know, and we will get them for you as soon as possible. We have two major international ports in our vicinity (Jacksonville Port, in Jacksonville Florida, and Brunswick Port in Brunswick Georgia) so international shipping and Export is no problems!
We encourage bothDOMESTICandINTERNATIONALbidders to bid on this vehicle, and we will be more than happy to help out with arranging shipping if winning bidder requires such help as We have good working relationships with few good domestic and international shipping companies that we used in the past.
Shipping cost is the responsibility of the winning bidder!
Majestic Auto International, LLC is located in SunnyJacksonville,Florida. We specialize in sale and export of antique, exotic and special interest vehicles. All of our vehicles are handpicked,inspected, and if they don’t meet and satisfy our strict criteria, they are not offered for sale to the retail market, but are just passed along to the wholesale market. We want our customers to be happy with what they purchase from us, and we only offer the cleanest cars that we would personally drive!! We pride ourselves on our selection of handpicked special interest vehicles, and we want you to be our customer for Life!!
Why our cars have such a great prices? Our low overhead strategy which stands in stark contrast to the extravagant franchised dealerships translates to significant upfront savings to our customers!! The resultis a lower purchase price that will minimize the up-side-down effect on future trade-in values. It is proven fact that the “Best Car Values” are realized on depreciated 1-3 year old vehicles that still retain factory warranty.
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