- Same Owner Since 1982
- 4.5L V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 122k Miles
- Silver Over Black Interior
- Matching Hard Top
- Original Protect O Plate
Featured here is a very affordable and nice-looking driver that is ready to provide you with many spirited top down rides. This 1973 Mercedes Benz 450SL has been in the same ownership since 1982 and lovingly cared for. This car is very original and even includes the original Protect-O-Plate.
This sporty little classic German roadster is painted silver, and the finish has been well maintained and presents with a nice luster. The bumpers and related stainless is showing some light patina but still shines brightly with the bumper rub strips showing some light wear as well but still presenting very nicely. The body has been treated previously to a complete rust proofing and there are no signs of any rust or accident repair. This car features two tops; a matching silver hardtop and a black canvas top. The canvas top is lightly faded but intact with no visible tears or holes and the rear windows also show some light yellowing. The trunk is clean, and the factory jack and related tools are present along with the spare. The floor has some light surface rust but free of any rust through and the factory vinyl mat is still in place.
The cabin of the car is in original condition showing some light wear as expected from a 50-year-old vehicle. The black leather seats are well worn in with some heavy creases in the upholstery and some cracking, however the material remains soft and pliable. The carpet also shows some sun fading as well but is free of any heavy wear or rips/tears. The dash is outfitted with full instrumentation including temperature, oil pressure and tachometer, and a dash mounted clock. The factory sound system was updated with an Alpine AM/FM tuner with cassette with rear mounted Kenwood 3-way speakers. Other options include cruise control, power windows, power steering and brakes and A/C conditioning.
Under the hood presents as very original, with many factory markings and decals still present. The spirited 4.5L V8 runs well and transfers power through a 3-speed automatic to the independent rear suspension. The undercarriage is original but is well maintained, with a fresh fuel pump and filter and exhaust system. The car runs on the factory 14" steel wheels with factory wheel covers and wrapped in Firestone FT70c radial tires.
This really is a nice-looking and affordable car that has been well cared for. It will make a great summertime cruiser to drive to work on nice days, make trips to the beach, or take a lovely weekend trip. Wherever, you go you will have the opportunity to enjoy the sun with the top down, the wind in your hair and your favorite mix tape playing on the radio. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thanks for looking.
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