First year for this 4.5 litre 230 hp V-8 in the 107 series roadsters. This early model is sought after by collectors and thought by many to be desirable because of the short chrome bumpers and lack of frills associated with similar SLs in the series produced through 1989. This model was only 1972-1973. This car still shows very well for its 34 years of age with no evident rust through or collision damage. With original MB tex interior and chrome trim, a very good quality car.