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Old 03-29-2012, 02:16 PM
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She is for Sale 72 450SL

After much soul searching ,the time has come. I am officially offering PEARL, my 72 450SL for sale. ( build date (10/71). I believe all of you know her well (vicariously through this forum), so I am asking you fine folks to spread the word. If you know some one looking for an early 70ís model, this is the one, turn key operation, impeccably maintained, full service records. Djet system/injectors all refurbished, and in fine shape. Only issue is a non functioning AC system. It is all there, I just never have used it . I believe it just needs charged. New tires, calipers, brakes all the way around and just needs her spring tune up . Hard top included of course. Soft top is new, absolutely no issues. Everything is in great shape, no rust, perfect underbody, near perfect paint. Interior is leather and is flaw free. Period correct, with just a few minor modifications. She does sport an very well done and fitted dash cap. . Multiple awards at shows, and a Concurs participant at Keeneland , Kentucky
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:24 PM
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I will link this in the for sale forum as well. PM or post if you or someone you know has interest

She is a beauty, and I am asking $13,500. I will consider best offers, but only serious ones. This is not just an average 72 SL

In the meantime, summer is here and she will be out running around topless with her smiling owner at the wheel!!




1972 W107 Mercedes 450SL Sale Photos pictures by meltedpanda - Photobucket




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72 450SL, Pearl-SOLD
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14 38HP John Deere 3038E Tractor -Mean Green
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:30 PM
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Beautiful car, where are you headed next? 113?

Where did you find the chrome exhaust tips? I rather like those.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:55 PM
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from an old muffler shop here in town , they are vintage, solid stainless, not MB , but agree , they look good. not sure of my next step, it may be a good finny
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62 220b - Dolly - Finally my Finny!
72 450SL, Pearl-SOLD
16 F350 6.7 Diesel -THOR
07 Lexus RX 350 - Lexi
14 38HP John Deere 3038E Tractor -Mean Green
84 300SD, Benjamin -SOLD
71 220 - W115-Libby ( my first love) -SOLD
73 280 - W114 "Organspende" Rest in Peace
81 380 SL - Rest in Peace
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:02 PM
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I've always liked Pearl...I'll miss her postings! I've always been curious why it's not a 350SL if it's a 1972 (USA Model)? I know the USA 1972 is a 4.5 in disguise, but usually has the 350SL badge. If I know of anyone looking, I'll let them know!
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I think you'd do better calling it by its real name, and making it clear that it's a U.S. version 4.5 liter 117 motor. People who know these cars know the 1972 story. In any case good luck with it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:27 PM
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Yes and either is correct. Legend has it the 350SL badge was change to 450SL by dealers in many cases.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:08 AM
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That's a beauty, MP....good luck with the sale.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:57 AM
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Yes and either is correct. Legend has it the 350SL badge was change to 450SL by dealers in many cases.
Cars don't have two correct names. A rebadge is a rebadge, and an act of illusion, whether performed by a dealer or someone else. I have all the magazine articles from that era. At no time was a 1972 U.S. 107 ever called a 450SL.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:26 PM
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Cars don't have two correct names. A rebadge is a rebadge, and an act of illusion, whether performed by a dealer or someone else. I have all the magazine articles from that era. At no time was a 1972 U.S. 107 ever called a 450SL.
True. But it can be is referred to as both now.

Officially it is a 107.044 350SL 4.5.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:55 PM
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Why oh why are you selling? She's got to be a keeper - must be.

If you are bored and you now want a fin tail why not buy a rot box - that'll keep you busy and Pearl will keep you happy.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:31 PM
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Why oh why are you selling?
From looking at Ron's 220 thread, I suspect that like me, he gets a lot of his pleasure through the journey and not just in the destination. I hope that he finds a new project to inspire us with.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:49 PM
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True. But it can be is referred to as both now.

Officially it is a 107.044 350SL 4.5.
Who says it can be referred to as both now? I missed that official proclaimation. Actually it's a 350SL - that's the way it was titled and badged. But my point was, which was just an opinion, that when you're selling a nice example at a hopefully premium price, probably to a knowledgeable collector or enthusiast, you're likely better off with the correct badging. On the other hand if you were selling a $2500 clunker out of a trailer park you might be better off with the "450SL" misbadge. It's the 350SL badge that sets car apart from the 73-80s, which are pretty much the riff-raff of the 107s.
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I recall reading somewhere that some of the 350SL's were rebadged at the dealers as 450SL's before they were sold to the first customers.
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