The Mercedes-Benz SL nameplate is a legendary one, as it was born in 1954 with the glorious 300SL Gullwing. The first generation, including the Gullwing ran from 1954 to 1963 before the second generation took over in 1963, running until 1971. The third generation R107 would see a twelve-year production run, from 1971 until 1989, which is where this lovely 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL belongs. A South Carolina car, it’s seen a healthy 175,108 miles, and comes with the Assembly Line Manual included in the sale, as well as the Mercedes-Benz High Mileage Award and Certification. With the right maintenance, which this car appears to have had, high mileage is nothing, so why not take a chance on this beautiful Sunset Boulevard cruiser?
The R107 brought upon a timeless design that looks striking to this day, especially more so with this 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL that wears an eye-catching yellow paintjob and rolls on those iconic Mercedes-Benz Seventies wheels with color-matched center caps on this particular example. The soft top is reportedly functional, and the hard top is included in the sale too. This example also wears the mandated North American headlamps and bumpers, which some enthusiasts choose to replace with the European units, so the choice is yours should you desire to do so post-purchase. The interior wears a tan color scheme and offers plush leather seating for the occupants. These are the days when interior gadgets and gizmos were far and few, and people were encouraged to talk to each other rather than interact with complex infotainment systems. Nevertheless, this car has climate control with a new compressor reported, as well as a Blaupunkt radio cassette player.
The third-generation SL was offered with a choice of several six and eight cylinder engines, and as the name would suggest, this 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL is moved by a 4.5L V8 with single overhead cams and Bosch fuel injection. The power and torque outputs were rated when new at 190hp and 240lb-ft, sent to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission, which ensures that this boulevard cruiser should move in an appropriately stately fashion. Braking is via all-round power-assisted disc brakes, and steering is a recirculating ball arrangement.
Location: South Carolina Exterior: Yellow Interior: Tan Soft Top functioning reported by seller Hardtop is included in sale Seller reported New Compressor included in sale 4.5L V8 Assembly Line Manual included Mercedes Benz High Mileage Award and Certification included in sale
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