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Rare, concours ready, original 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL, anthracite/red leather

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 400-Series
SubModel: Extended wheelbase
Type: Sedan
Year: 1973
Mileage: 54,385
Color: Anthracite grey mettalic
Engine: 4.5L aluminum SOHC V-8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red leather, red velours carpet
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

1973 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series Additional Info:

Background:The 'new' S-class generation development began in 1966 and was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in September,1972.
1973 was a landmark model year, a great leap forward into the modern age for Mercedes Benz technology and design. With focus on improved driver and passenger safety technology, the 450SEL represented the first re-engineering and redesign of its top line sedans since the 1960s,featuring a more stable security passenger cell with a stiffened roof frame structure. High strength roof and door pillars, along with other reinforced zones, provided enhanced vehicle occupant protection. Doors unlatch with a gratifying mechanical click, and close with a bank vault-like "ring", a mark of quality.
The car was designatedthe "S Klasse", nomenclature still in use by Mercedes today to call out its flagship.
Features & Technologies rarely found by its contemporaries: Aluminum single overhead 4.5 Litre V8 engine, 4-wheel disk brakes, fully integrated air conditioning, first year for OEM radial tires, cruise control, dual band Becker stereo radio, and safety designed interior construction.Safety, craftsmanship and no-compromise engineering is what it's all about.Named "European Car of the Year" in 1973; Road & Track named it "The Best Sedan in the World".
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