1973 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
*1-family owned since new (12/02/1972)*Clean title*153,908 miles*Matching numbers*Original, no modifications*Repaint in original color in 2000*Documentation since 1998*4.5 liter V8 with Bosch D Jetronic fuel injection system*original tool kit*original Dunlap tire and spare rim*rag top included, along with pictured hard top*original ski rack included~ driving video ~ https://youtu.be/RETnoP5BbEMThis is one of the few 1973 R107s sold in 1972, originally badged 350 SL, but with a 4.5L V8 with 3 speed auto, so renamed and rebadged as 450 SL as commensurate with the model year 1973. It is also the only 4.5L model without the [garish] dramatically lengthened [shock absorbing] bumpers subsequently required by U.S. regulations which arguably spoil the carâ€™s lines. Nor does it have a catalytic converter installed. As a North American model, it sports four round low-output sealed beam headlights. ~ Recent Maintenance ~Mechanical Systems*Brakes - rebuild front & rear calipers, R&R master cylinder, new lines and hoses, bench bleed*New flex discs, flushed and bled brakes*New breather hoses, fuel filter (to feed and pump), accumulator lines*New vacuum fittings, soft and hard VAC lines, filter mounts, hood pad*Repaired steering couplerCooling Systems*New water pump, thermostat, gaskets, hoses and filter*Refinished air filter housing and replaced filter*Repaired radiator, oil cooler and new mounts*A/C - freon evacuation and chargeElectrical System*Distributor - new cap, wires, coil, plugs and ballast.*Adjusted points, tach and dwell and timing*New battery and treated trayExterior*New soft top and refinished tonneau*Replaced left and right door and pillar seals*Replaced hard & soft top window and rear tonneau seals*Replaced trunk and tail light lens seals*Engine mountsInterior*Rebuilt original Becker Europa radio, new front speakers (added rear speakers on deck)*Replaced console, glove box door (MB Tex upholstery), new carpet*Adjusted climate control valvesMaintained inside and out to run like new. Within the past three years alone, the following has been addressed:New:Soft top tonneauCarpetConsole & dashboardSeals around tail light lens, trunk, tonneau, pillar and door sealsThermostatCoilDistributor cap, rotor and ignition wiresBreather hosesDriveshaft flex disc front & rearMaster cylinderSway bar bushingPower steering lp hosesFront & rear brake hosesBelts and spark plugsFuel and air filterWater pumpRebuilt:Brake calipersPlus:A whole lot of other work to make this car run in top form.