1973 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 4.5

Price: US $9,300.00 Item location: Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 53,271
  • Engine size: 4.5
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1973 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

This is an exceptional, unmolested, totally original 1973 Mercedes 300SEL 4.5 that is in truly remarkable condition. Finished in Scot Pine Metallic paintwork and Moss Green leather it’s condition is beyond belief with the odometer (which works) showing 53K which I believe is true. The interior is amazing, no rips or tears anywhere including the headliner, the body is straight, solid and absolutely no rust, the chrome is excellent, the air suspension working as if new with no premature dropping or sagging, electrics working including sunroof, cold blowing a/c, woods exceptional apart from the windshield surround where the varnish/laquer is peeling (the veneer is not damaged), sliding heat controls are original and work and undamaged, carpets are original and excellent, drives beautifully with smooth changing gears. After sitting in dry storage for some time the paintwork which is original from new has broken down and will need repainting. I have not painted the car as I wanted the new owner to marvel at how solid, honest, totally rust-free and straight the bodywork is which I hope the photos show. I purchased this car a year or so ago as an investment opportunity but personal circumstances have changed and therefore am selling the car. I have tried to list all the components and their condition below but if I have omitted anything you wish to know about please let me know.

· INCREDIBLY STRAIGHT, SOLID RUST-FREE BODYWORK WITH ZERO RUST IN ROCKER PANELS, WHEEL ARCHES, TRUNK WELLS, OR TOP OF HEADLIGHT STACKS

· ALL LEATHER ORIGINAL INTERIOR IN SUPERB CONDITION

· CARPETS EXCELLENT

· POWER SUNROOF IN FULLY OPERATIONAL CONDITION

· POWER WINDOWS ALL WORKING

· EXTERIOR RUBBER SEALS SOFT AND SUPPLE NOT DRIED OUT

· RUBBER DOOR STEPS EXCELLENT

· WORKING BECKER RADIO (POWER ANTENNA IS CURRENTLY INTERMITTENT)

· WORKING AND COLD BEHR AIR CONDITIONING

· SLIDING HEAT CONTROLS IN WORKING UNDAMAGED CONDITION

· INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LIGHTING WORKING

· EXHAUST SYSTEM GOOD WITH REAR HALF HAVING BEEN REPLACED

· AIR SUSPENSION FUNCTIONING AS NEW WITH NO EARLY SAGGING (WILL STAY SITTING UP FOR DAYS ON END AND EVEN THEN A MINIMAL DROP). ALL 3 VALVE BLOCKS ARE GREAT ALL I HAD TO DO WAS REPLACE AIR PUMP WHICH I PURCHASED FROM STAR MOTORS IN NEW YORK (COST $1100)

· NEW TYRES FITTED

· CHROMEWORK EXCELLENT (TRUNK HANDLE HAS A SMALL DENT AND THERE IS A REAL SMALL DENT IN ONE OF THE DOOR STRIPS)

· ODOMETER WORKS SHOWING 53K

· CLOCK WORKS

· HEADLINER EXCELLENT WITH SLIGHT STAIN BY REAR SIDE WINDOW (SHOWN IN PHOTOS)

· EXCELLENT WOODS THOUGH WINDSHIELD SURROUND LAQUER IS PEELING VENEER IS SOUND

· MECHANICALLY EXCELLENT

· ALL ORIGINAL BOOKS, MANUALS, AND TOOLS SET

· SPECIAL ORDER IVORY STEERING WHEEL

I cannot overstate how well preserved and maintained this car is, the breathtaking condition simply defies its age. I have the original owners title to the car but have registered it in my name here in Georgia. The reserve has been set realistically and wish you luck in the bidding. THIS IS NOT A RESTORATION PROJECT NOR A RESTORED CAR IT IS AN ORIGINAL UNSPOILT EXAMPLE IN EXQUISITE CONDITION. Any inspection is welcome and will answer any questions. Thankyou.