1973 Mercedes Benz 450 SL Documented three owner car Resided with the same family for 33 years! Rare Byzatine Gold Metallic with Saddle Tan MB-Tex 4.5 liter 190hp V8 engine 4-Speed Automatic Transmission Power assisted steering and brakes Air conditioning MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this statuesque and rarely seen short bumper 1973 450SL with only 35,292 documented miles on the clock.This three owner European classic is one of the most iconic sports cars in history, with very little design changes throughout it�s history. One of a select few cars that has retained essential design and engineering philosophy while setting new standards of performance and esthetics in the process. This example has been lovingly cared for by the same family for 33 years! The�Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster�(formerly known as the�SL Roadster) is a grand touring roadster�manufactured by Mercedes��since 1954. The designation�SL�derives from the German�Sportlich-Leicht,�(Sport Lightweight) and was first applied to the 300SL�. The SL variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster(R107) �with standard soft top and optional hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench. Finished in a rarely seen brilliant Byzantine Gold Metallic (422), this coupe shows extremely well with only minor fading visible upon close inspection. All the trim is present, complete and displays slight normal wear. The short front and rear bumper's (including over-riders) �fit is extremely tight and finish is very good with minor scratches. The front driving lights are bumper mounted, free of chips and cracks and operate as designed. The hardtop has a nice fit and matching exterior finish. The Dark Tobacco soft top has the same excellent fit with the rear window showing little or no scratches or hazing. The weather-stripping is pliable, with only a few signs of drying, tearing or shrinkage. The original 14-inch wheels represent well with only slight signs of marring. Inside, the rich Saddle Tan MB-Tex front bucket seats appear normal with only slight wear spots on the driver's seat outside bolster visible. The matching saddle door panels, carpet and black dashboard are an excellent contrast to the striking gold exterior of the car and look fantastic. All gauges are ergonomically placed, have correct appearance and function as originally designed. The originally equipped leather steering wheel is in excellent condition and functions as designed. The heater, power windows and JVC stereo upgrade function as designed. Included is a file of service records from 1982 to the present documenting complete service log and actual miles. The original (protec-to plate) metal owner tag is with the car, plus both hard top removal tools as well as the original build card and the original owner's manual and books. This nicely represented Mercedes features a SOHC 4.5 liter eight-cylinder engine, Bosch Jetronic injection, 4-speed automatic transmission, power assisted four-wheel disc brakes, four-wheel independent suspension. The wheels are chrome 14 inch original Mercedes rims with radial tires. The SL "R107" is easily one of the most recognizable and desirable Mercedes ever produced. Touring the way it's suppose to be...This 450 SL has a luxurious exterior with the heart of German motorsports. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Current mileage on the odometer shows 35,528 believed to be actual miles. The car is being sold as is on a clean & clear title. VIN: 10704412009326 Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.