It's time to look retro, sophisticated, cool, and unique - all for under $14K. This 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL is a powerful and beautiful droptop that will get you attention immediately upon arrival.
A Mercedes is great for vintage style, and so this shade of dark green seems quite appropriate. Many of these convertibles are trying to be more modern with resprays to black and red, which makes this more timeless hue a really nice way to standout without being ostentatious. And beyond just the nice shine of the professional respray, no other convertible from this era has the build quality you experience every time the solid door makes its reassuring 'thunk'. This Benz looks great with either the matching hardtop or the well-coordinated tan folding roof. And speaking of great color coordination, we bet you love how the hallmark baroque alloy wheels have been painted gold to match the pinstripe. And another detail we know you'll love are the bumpers. 1973 was the final year before the largest bumper laws were enacted, so these hug the SL's contours a little better.
Mercedes-Benz's unique upholstery called MB-Tex delivers the look of upscale leather with the durability of granite. The textured bucket seats look right at home in the top-of-the-line SL, and thanks to their legendary durability, they still look great. Even the power windows and power antenna are still working perfectly. Plus, the factory air conditioning is a great feature for any sunny-day, open-top cruise. The no-nonsense gauges are big, clear, and easy to read at a glance. The traditional gated shifter makes choosing the right gear easy, but given the SL's laid-back personality, it's probably better to let the three-speed automatic gearbox shift for itself.
The 450 SL carried one of Mercedes-Benz's largest engines during its era, and so when you pop the hood, the engine bay looks like it's overflowing with V8 power. It's the original V8 to this car, and the 4.5-liter SOHC motor with Bosch fuel injection is legendary for its durability and smoothness. This is a sports car for cruising, and Mercedes was a bit more concerned with engine refinement than all-out acceleration. So while this one is not out to give the pin-you-to-you-seat experience, this is the kind of car where you'll glance at the speedometer and discover that you're humming along at 20 mph faster than you initially thought. On the road, an R107 has a chassis that is the perfect balance of elastic comfort in a tight-handling package. This was topped off with a fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes for the best all-around control. The full driving experience lets you know that the Mercedes SL is in a class all of its own.
Timelessly handsome and a lot of fun to drive, we won't even make you pay extra to keep the secret of how affordable this classic SL really is. Don't miss out, call now!