Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (1972)

Sale price: US $14,999.00 Make an Offer

Condition: Used Year: 1972
VIN : 10704412002831 Mileage: 145000
Body Type: Convertible Make: Mercedes-Benz
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Model: SL-Class
Vehicle Title: Clean Engine: 4.5 V8
Options: Convertible Drive Type: RWD
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Tan For Sale By: Private Seller
Interior Color: Tan Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 8 Drive Side: Left-hand drive
Transmission: Automatic

Chula Vista, California, United States

Vehicle description

Up for sale a gorgeous 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL with small bumpers and Mirrows. The 4.5 liter M117 V8 features Bosch fuel injection and was factory rated at 230 horsepower with 220 lb-ft of torque. Recently done: New battery, spark plugs and wires, coil, distributor cap rotor, timing Chain, cam oiler plastic holder, Upper, chain guides, break booster, brake fluid, oil change with filter, Air filter are changed. As well the Compression was tested some weeks ago. The Bosch fuel Injection is completely bench tested and new adjusted. No smoke from Oil burning or rich injection. Transmission shifts smooth and right on time. Interior is in good shape for its age. Steel wear factory hubcaps painted to match body and mounted with whitewall period correct tires. Becker AM/FM, original clock all works. Included Soft and Hard Top. Jump seats with seat belts are installed. AC works
If you need anything else or more Information, Pictures please don"t be hesitated to contact me. History of the 1972-1980 Mercedes-Benz 350SL, 450SL The Mercedes-Benz SL name has always signified a certain level of automotive style and sophistication, and each new generation seems both to define and be defined by its era. Such was the case when the R107 model SL came on the scene in 1972 as a replacement for the popular 230/250/280SL W113 series. The family of models existed with minimal changes until 1989, a remarkable production run for a luxury convertible. With the R107, Mercedes debuted a V-8 engine in the convertible lineup, which was necessary given the new SL’s relative girthy 3,400-pound weight. Styling was typically conservative and somewhat reminiscent of the pagoda top cars, and despite dimensions more or less the same, the R107 appeared to be much larger. The first-year cars were dubbed 350SL in keeping with the model designation for Europe, despite actually carrying a 4.5-liter V-8 underhood. The fuel-injected V-8 featured an overhead cam and delivered 230 horsepower. It was paired with a three-speed automatic, with no manual transmission on offer. Suspension was fully independent and four-wheel disc braking was standard. For 1973, the car’s name was revised and 450SL would be the model designation moving forward. Also revised this year was the way in which horsepower was rated, and the new SAE net meant the 450SL’s power was listed at 190 hp. The following year, the 450SL grew large safety bumpers front and rear in keeping with federal regulations. In 1975, emissions requirements reduced output to 180 hp with the addition of a catalytic converter. In 1976, the SL was fitted with a continuous fuel injection system, as well as transistorized ignition. Two years later, in 1978, Mercedes introduced automatic climate control and 14-inch aluminum wheels as standard equipment. The cars went unchanged in 1979, and in 1980, the fuel injection system was revised, further cutting power from 180 hp to 160 hp. The 450SL model ended production with the 1980 model year, and its 380SL replacement would carry the torch into the 1980s. Before it was gone, however, the 450SL averaged about 6,000 units annually. When paired with their renowned reputation, they are easy to locate today and make for very comfortable top-down cruisers. Hagarty Classic VALUE, Mercedes Benz 350SL 1972 · #1 Concours $41,000 Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours." · #2 Excellent $26,600 · #3 Good $14,400 · #4 Fair $ 6,000
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