1973 Mercedes 450SEL Excellent condition/low miles NO RESERVE

1973 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series for sale in Ellicott City, Maryland, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 400-Series
Year: 1973
Mileage: 70250
VIN: 11603312011989
Color: Silver green metalic
Engine size: M117 V8
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: green
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 400-Series 1973

Selling my 1973 450SEL. Love this car but moving overseas and must sell. In 1973 this was the European Car of the Year. 1st and only year to have the nice looking smaller bumpers as compared to all other model years. Winner at 2017 Mercedes Club of America Concours d'Elegance in Potomac, Maryland. Was a barn find in North Carolina and I've had significant mechanical work completed.Beautiful and rare green silver metallic.


Less than 71,000 miles. Though I don't have full maintenance history two independent Mercedes mechanics concluded that the mileage is likely to be correctgiven the condition of the engine/overall vehicle.

Bullet proof V8 4.5 liter M117 engine recently tuned by a seasoned mechanic at JPC Racing in Millersville, MD.New spark plugs,spark plug wires, distributor cap and injectors.

Valve adjustment done and timing chain checked/in good condition.

New water pump and professionally cleaned/serviced metal radiator.

Front-end/Suspension and steering - All new four Bilstein shocks and front end/suspension, ball joints, tie rods replaced with new parts. Rebuilt steering box installed as well as rear sway bar links.

Nearly new Michelin Defender tires (2,500 miles) and front-end alignment. Drives comfortably and straight as an arrow.

Engine compartment completely detailed - beautiful!

Chrome valve covers installed and originals will be included with the car.

All fluids and filters replaced/renewed.


No rust/was Ziebart treated at some point. I have never driven it in the winter.

Paint was a bit dull and minor rock chips when I received the car so I had it re-painted in the original color Silver Green Metallic.Looks very good as you can see in the photos.

New windshield seal and trunk seal installed.


The interior is in magnificent condition.The door panels are pristine as are the carpets and headliner.

Original Becker Mexico/cassette radio professionally serviced by Becker Autosound in New Jersey. Updated new rear speakers installed.

A/C not currently working and I haven't investigated. I believe that the compressor works.

Vacuum locks needs to be checked/doors not locking.


Start the car and she idles very smooth and has great power through the gears. This is a true driver's car it handles amazing and sticks to the road through the curves. Very tight suspension and handling (new alignment after I put on the new tires and replaced the steering gear box, suspension, and re-did much of the front end. I recently put some miles on her as my daily driver was in the shop. So nice to drive/had 2nd thoughts about selling but we are planning to move overseas so needs to go to the next loving custodian of this fine classic.

See many more photos athttps://classiccars.com/listings/view/1209632/1973-mercedes-benz-450sel-for-sale-in-ellicott-city-maryland-21042

Pre-bidding inspection is welcomed. Sold as is/where is. Buyer responsible for all shipping arrangements. Please only bid if you are prepared to complete the transaction. Deposit is non-refundable.

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