1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

by powertechselect
Key Specification
Lot # 114
Year Make Model1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL
Location Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, 07849
Private or DealerDealer
Seller NamePowertechselect
Seller Tiers -
Exterior Color, Interior ColorMaple Yellow, Tan
Engine Size4.5 liter V-8
Two Pedals or Three?Two
ModificationsAlpine head-unit and Sony speakers
Carfax -
BwC Inspection Report?Yes
Open to Trade-In?Yes
Vehicles interested in as Trade-inOpen to most trade-ins

High bid: $0

Bid to $0

This DreamCar will stay with its owner for a little longer, thanks to the seller and all the bidders


DreamCarXchange is pleased to offer this classic 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL.  This SL has been repainted in the original Maple Yellow (606) has tan leather interior and the original black soft top along with the original matching hardtop.  It was originally sold by Gulf Stream Motors in West Palm Beach, Florida in December 1972, as shown by the original Owner’s Registration Card.  Most recent ownership was by a family since 2007 (a brother, then his sister) when it resided in NJ and Indiana.  It is being sold with a clean New Jersey title.


The R107 model SL premiered in 1972 as a replacement for the popular 230/250/280SL W113 series. The family of models existed with minimal changes until 1989.


The smaller early-style bumpers, euro headlamps and the body colored wheel covers differentiates this SL from most others of its vintage.


With the R107, Mercedes debuted a V-8 engine in the convertible lineup, rated at 190 hp and 240 ft-lbs of torque when new.  This engine was mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission.


The car shows 94,219 miles.


The only modifications appear to be an Alpine head-unit and Sony speakers.


The selling dealer states that the car drives very well, accelerates strong, has firm brakes and well controlled suspension and steering feel, including at highway speeds.


In June 2019, the air conditioning was recharged, along with some surface rust repaired and the exhaust hangers replaced.  Pictures of the rust repair before, during and after can be found in the gallery.


Maintenance history that is available for this example will be provided, including early stamps in the book.


The tires are Kumho Solus KR21 sized 205/70/14 and have manufacturer date codes of 2008.


The seller notes that the car has some touch up/marks around the car (including where the hard top sits on the cover), small dings/dents on the hood and doors, but is said to not to detract to the overall look of the car.  In addition, the original soft top has multiple holes/cuts as identified some of the gallery pictures.  The driver’s sunvisor has been removed, center arm rest and rubber replacement sill guard is included with the car.


The original “punch card” with vehicle information is included.


Make sure you check out the over 130 additional pictures found in the “Pictures” tab above.  The selling dealer is charging $0.00 for documentation or other fees.


The selling dealer is open to trade-ins on this M-B, so if you have a car that you would like to trade-in as part or all of your bid, click the “trade-in” button towards the top of the page to begin a private negotiation with the selling dealer regarding your trade-in vehicle and value.  Good luck bidding!


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Four pictures of the hardtop (and stand) along with a snapshot of service records from 2007 to 2014 have been added to the picture gallery. Click on the “Pictures” tab above to view all the pictures.


A Bid with Confidence Inspection Report for this 450 SL was just uploaded, click the “BwC Inspection Report” tab above to download the PDF.

This is a solid little car that is a ton of fun to look at and drive! While not a concourse condition, it will turn heads everywhere you drive it. It accelerates, turns and brakes very well for a 46 year old car. Tons of fun for not a lot of $$. A/C was just recharged, so drop the top and enjoy!

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