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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC Registration no. YNE 883L Chassis no. 10702312000820

Estimate: £16,000 - £18,000
Lot 49
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
Registration no. YNE 883L Chassis no. 10702312000820

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
Registration no. YNE 883L
Chassis no. 10702312000820

Odometer reading: N/A
MOT Expiry: N/A

* Desirable SLC
* Early 70s model
* Robust 5.0-litre engine

The R107 Mercedes SL stands as one of the longest running passenger cars sold in Mercedes history. This is unsurprising with such an elegant and timeless design, and the car still looks as good today as it did when it was first unveiled back in 1971. This model is the much more rare C107 SLC, which stands for SL Coupé and had a hard top roof, replacing the W111 coupé back in 1971. The SLC was only produced until 1981 whilst the standard SL roadster continued through to 1989. This example is a US spec car, however the current owner has fitted the European style bumpers, giving the car a much cleaner and more understated look. The bodywork is also in good condition and has just received fresh paintwork. The car was originally imported from the USA to Lebanon in 2000, and the current owner has owned the car since 2019 in Lebanon. The car also comes with a good history file. Overall the car presents very well and can be enjoyed for many more years to come.

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Vendor Score Total: 66/100

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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

Body Work: 3
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
Glass: 3
Paint: 3
Wheels/Tyres: 4

Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 2
Headlining: 3
Seats: 2
Trim: 2

Mechanical components: 3
Running: 4
Starting: 4
Under Bonnet: 3

Axles: 4
Brakes: 4
Gearbox/Clutch: 4
Suspension: 4

Ancillary components: 4
Main components: 4

Car History File: 3

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