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Lot 148: 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL
29 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL
Reg. Number: UK Registered
Chassis Number: 10704422013490
Model: 450 SL
The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 are automobiles which were produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1971 through 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by the automaker, after the G-Class. They were sold under the SL (R107) and SLC (C107) model names as the 280 SL, 280 SLC, 300 SL, etc. up to the 560 SL. Volume production of the first R107 car, the 350 SL, started in April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars; the 350 SLC followed in October. Sales in North America began in 1972, and cars wore the name 350 SL, but had a larger 4.5L V8 (and were renamed 450 SL for model year 1973); the big V8 became available on other markets with the official introduction of the 450 SL/SLC on non-North American markets in March 1973.
This lovely example of these iconic German luxury sports cars has recently been cosmetically restored inside and out with colours matched to Mercedes original shades. It has a full leather interior in red including the hardtop headliner and steering wheel. The car has an MOT which expires February 2017 and it is featured in the current issue of Mercedes Enthusiast magazine ( November 2016).
Please note the cherished registration number will be retained by the vendor.