1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL - Black/Parch - 72k miles - CA car from new - Superb!

Price: US $15,100.00 Item location: Burlingame, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Trim: two top convertible
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 73,600
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Engine size: 4.5 liter iron V8
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL - ID #107044-12-013373 - Original 040 Black with all original Parchment leather - 73,xxx original miles.

1st California owner through 4/16 - Original blue/yellow CA license plates - Never taken apart - No alterations from original specification.

Tinted glass - Automatic transmission - Power windows - Becker Europa Stereo w/glovebox mounted Becker Cassette player.

Cruise control - Air conditioning - Traditional steel wheels with restored covers - Original Hirschmann antenna - Original windshield w/factory decals in place.

Glove box flashlight - Tool roll - Passenger outside rear view mirror - All correct ID plates/stamps - Original 'USA' valve cover stencils.

One of just a handful of early US 450SLs special ordered in Black. Extremely rare and the first such example I have seen in my 25 years specializing in unique Mercedes-Benz.

Thankfully well preserved from new during its life in Marin County, CA.

Zero interior sun damage - Essentially perfect dash pad/center console with no shrinkage - Excellent door panels - Excellent original carpets.

Crisp and clean switchgear - Perfect headliner - Crisp and clean soft top frame - Spotless soft top storage well - Excellent soft top in black - Matching kinder seat w/belts.

Perfect steering wheel - Spotless clean gauge faces - Excellent seat belt fabric and connectors - Original and crisp heel pad.

Excellent entry thresholds with original color coordinated rubber sill covers - Exceptional paint depth and gloss - Excellent chrome - Correct factory shut lines and panel gaps.

Not one fender/door/deck lid bolt disturbed - Correct ws wiper arms - Original date-coded trunk seal - Excellent original trunk rubber mat and side well mat.

Crisp and clean trunk area/pad/fasteners.

Comprehensively prepared under my guidance - New tires - Restored wheel covers - New driver's visor - New front brake pads/calipers. New window seals.

New rear brake rotors/pads - Air conditioning service - And much more...

Every item functions correctly including cruise control, clock, AC, all vacuum door/trunk locks, climate control slide levers, lights etc.

Excellent cold/hot start - Excellent power - Proper shift quality - Behaves on the road as Mercedes-Benz intended.

An ideal tour and event Mercedes-Benz SL that straddles the classic era/young classic era. Breathtaking to see and a joy to drive.

Contact Roy Spencer @ 650-343-7980 for more details. Specializing in unique Mercedes-Benz for 25 years. Global references available.

Global shipping gladly arranged.

This exceptional 'small bumper' California from new 450SL can be inspected at my facility in Burlingame, CA - just 5 minutes south of the San Francisco Airport.

Pre-purchase inspections available locally.

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