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Old 08-08-2003, 09:28 PM
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1973 450 sl, horsepower rating

I am in the process of purchasing a 1973 450 sl. However, I have been unable to find the stock horsepower rating for the 4.5 litre v8. Can someone help with that info? Thanks
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Old 08-09-2003, 03:38 AM
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according to 1972 road and track here are the officals:

price = 10,500 us$

bore & stroke = 3.62 x 3.35

compression ratio = 8.0 : 1

Bhp = 230 @ 5000 rpm

torque = 279 @ 3200

type fuel required : reqular @ 91 octane

interesting point...standing 1/4 mile = 17.9 sec @ 81 mph
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