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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

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In the spring of 1971, the 280SL was replaced by a brand new development - the 350SL. Showing only a slight resemblance to its predecessor, this new series SL featured a body and chassis built to class-leading levels of vehicle safety, and featured styling which was to become a benchmark in Mercedes-Benz design for nearly two decades. Like the 280SL, the new SL was a two-seater, with a fully retractable roadster soft top as well as a removable hard top. First available only with a 3.5-liter V8 and ultimately culminating in the 1986 5.6-liter V8 560SL, this series was built until 1989, more than 18 years after its debut, a true testament to its popularity.


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The Mercedes-Benz 450 SL was produced from 1973 through 1980. During its production lifespan, 66298 examples were created. The 350 and 450 SL were built as replacements for the 230, 250, and 280 SL model range. Under the hood was an eight-cylinder, OHC engine capable of carrying the car to a top speed of over 120 mph and sprint from zero-to-sixty in just over ten seconds. The 450 SL had the larger....
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1973 Vehicle Profiles

Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$200-$12,775
1973 450 SL
$12,775-$52,000
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL Base Price : $12,775

Other 1973 Mercedes-Benz Models

450 SL

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
96.90 in.
8 cyl., 275.83 CID., 190.00hp
$12,775 - $12,775
96.90 in.
8 cyl., 275.83 CID., 180.00hp
$17,655 - $17,655
116.70 in.
8 cyl., 275.83 CID., 180.00hp
$18,000 - $18,000
96.90 in.
8 cyl., 417.04 CID., 250.00hp
$21,940 - $21,940
96.90 in.
8 cyl., 275.83 CID., 180.00hp
$21,945 - $21,945
96.90 in.
8 cyl., 275.83 CID., 160.00hp
$30,730 - $30,730

Industry Production

#1#2#3Mercedes-Benz
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)382,622
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)401,250
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)370,348
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)356,477
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)340,006
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)331,682
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,390,251)284,230
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)284,230
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)280,419
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)256,713
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)256,713

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