1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163

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Lot 31
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL

Sold for US$ 33,000 inc. premium
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL
Chassis no. 107044.12.012163

4,520cc SOHC V8 Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
190bhp at 4,750rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Beautifully presented in Olive Green over Bamboo
*Less than 40,000 miles and only three owner form new
*Iconic Mercedes-Benz design
*High-quality Mercedes-Benz V8 'Young-timer'


THE MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL

When Mercedes redesigned its famed 'Pagoda top' SL in 1971, there was a lot of equity behind it – after all, when the incomparable 300SL Coupe and Roadster were built fewer than 20 years before, they set the world on fire. The next-generation 230/250/280SL in 1963 brought Mercedes' sports car down to Earth, replacing both the incredible 300SL and four-cylinder 190SL.

For the next SL, Mercedes started with the chassis of the mid-size "W114/115" model and added the motors from the large "W116" S-Class. The result was a luxurious V8 Convertible that ended up being the longest-running passenger car series ever produced by Mercedes to date, with production through 1989.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Specified with the desirable one year only Euro-style bumpers, this 450SL left the Sindelfingen based plant in 1973 in a beautiful Olive Green exterior over bamboo interior. The first owner ordered the SL with a Central Locking System, Becker radio, electric windows and the all-important Air-conditioning option.

This Mercedes-Benz spent the first 30 years of its life in dry and sunny California where it is believed to have had only three owners from new. Always well cared for and with many stamps in the accompanying service book, there are strong indications that this car has traveled less than 40,000 miles since new.

Today, this fine Mercedes-Benz presents in extraordinarily original condition throughout. With one re-spray in the original Olive Green, the car appears to be just a few years old. Original finishes throughout and a history file containing the original books, tools and spare key, this is a high-quality Mercedes-Benz ideally suited for touring with the matching hardtop or open top spirited driving. With nearly all the power amenities of a modern car, yet with the elegance and style of a classic Mercedes-Benz, these SLs are becoming more and more sought after by collectors worldwide.
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1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL  Chassis no. 107044.12.012163
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