1973 Mercedes Benz 450SL Roadster, 4.5L V8, Rare Small Bumpers, Original Becker Radio, Fully Serviced

Here is an absolutely stunning 1973 Mercedes 450 SL in great condition inside and out. This is the last year of the super desirable small bumper 107 SL, which is a much sleeker looking car than its later incarnations. The car was bought new at Butts Buick - Mercedes Benz in Santa Barbara, CA on May 18th, 1973 by original owner Martha Tilden. The car was sold shortly after to its second owner Roy Wendahl of Newport Beach, CA who owned the car most of its life. He owned it till a couple years back when the most recent owner acquired it out of Roy's estate. It is rare to find these SL's with this kind of low mileage because once you drive this car you won't want to get out. Here is your chance to own the Mercedes flagship for a fraction of its original sticker cost.
The list of some of the equipment:
    -4.5L V8 Engine
    -Automatic Transmission
    -Power Windows
    -Power Door Locks
    -Brand New Soft Top
    -Removable Hard Top
    -Original Becker Europa Am/Fm
    -Ice Cold A/C
    -Beautiful Original Palomino Interior
    -Beautiful Original Steel Wheels and Hubcaps w/ New Tires    -Brand New Mercedes Floor Mats
    The body on the car is in very good condition and was extremely well maintained. The paint on the car is still its original coat of Manila Beige and is in awesome condition and has never had any paint work. The car has been completely inspected underneath from front to back and is solid as a rock as a west coast car should be. The car is riding on gorgeous original 14” steel wheels with  hubcaps with like new Good Year tires. All chrome trim, glass, and rubber seals are in great shape. All glass is original, even the windsheild is original Mercedes German glass. The brown soft top is like new and also had the seals replaced with the top. The hard top has good seals and the headliner is in awesome shape. Overall the exterior appearance of this car is a 9 out of 10.
   The interior is in great shape all around. The dash and door panels are in perfect condition. The MB-Tex seats are all in very good condition and look absolutely as good as the day it was new which shows the quality of material used in this car. The carpets are all very nice and have been professionally cleaned. All dials and controls function as they should; power windows and antenna also are fully functional. The sound system is also very nice with the original Becker Europa still in place and sounding great!
   Mechanically, this SL runs GREAT! The car starts right up and shifts smooth as silk. It drives as good now as the day it rolled of the lot. The V8 engine is surprisingly quick and responsive. Many Mercedes experts and mechanics stand behind the 4.5L as the best engine Mercedes ever made. It is reliable, easy to fix, and parts are readily available. The suspension is all new and is very tight and feels solid even at autobahn speeds above 90mph. The most recent owner spent over $8000 completely overhauling the Air Conditioning system, complete front end overhaul, all new shocks, all new brakes, fuel system gone through with new fuel pumps and pressure regulators, and transmission fully overhauled as well as a recent full tune up including ballast, coils, plugs, wires and points.
   All in all, this is one of the cleanest and nicest small bumper SL's that I have had the privilege of being associated with. It has been professionally maintained and truly loved by its previous owners. These cars are only original once, and getting ultra-hard to find in this unmolested condition. This Mercedes is a fantastic car for the price and includes every option offered in this car. This is your chance to get an almost new 450sl convertible for a fraction of the original cost and super well maintained. The car has a clean Arizona Title. Any further questions please call Jon at 480-703-2337. The car is located in Sunny Scottsdale, AZ!


Engine Type
Engine Size
4.5l V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Manila Beige
Body Style
Paint Type


Mercedes Benz


Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
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Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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