1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

Stunning Paint, Beautiful Original Interior, Two Hardtops


Harry's Thoughts

This Mercedes is a three-owner example with beautiful paint and a gorgeous original leather interior. It runs and drives as well as it looks. This 450 SL needs nothing to be enjoyed while touring and attending shows.


SALE PENDING to Connecticut!  This 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL is a very well-maintained Seattle area car since new. With a beautiful re-paint 10-years ago and driven a mere 500 miles since, the paint has stunning luster with nearly no imperfections. The original leather interior shows very well overall and needs nothing. The canvas top appears as near new, and this 450 SL comes complete with not one, but two removable hard-tops to easily and completely change the look of the car, if desired.

This Mercedes has spent its entire life in the Seattle area. The original owner enjoyed the 450 SL for approximately two years before Sylvia Gillison acquired the car in 1976. Ms. Gillison owned the Mercedes for 36 years until it was acquired by her dear friend, Bradley Huson, in 2012. Mr. Huson commissioned a bare metal respray in the original exterior color, Light Gray, and has driven the Mercedes approximately 500 miles since the repaint. The 450 SL has been very well maintained throughout its life and Mr. Huson has continued to make numerous small repairs and updates to the car during his ownership.

The livery is a stunning Light Gray (Paint Code 34392) with beautiful luster and shine. The paint appears nearly as new due to the low mileage this Mercedes has been driven since the bare metal repaint. The five wheel covers (there is an extra) are also painted in matching Light Gray. The white wall tires complement the wheel covers and exterior paint well. The chrome is in nice condition with very few imperfections in high-use areas and only noticeable upon close inspection. A very nice feature of this 450 is it comes complete with two removable hard tops. One is a beautiful matching Light Gray. The second is a black and white hounds tooth pattern that is very unique and in beautiful condition. Also included is the black canvas top that is in nearly new condition and complements the black leather interior well. The soft top boot is also in very nice condition. The trunks is very clean and appears to be rarely utilized. The overall exterior of the Mercedes is in beautiful overall condition and is ready to be enjoyed.

The interior is original and in beautiful condition. The upholstery is finished in soft black leather and shows minimal wear throughout. The dash is in very nice condition along with the instrument panels and gauges. All function as designed. The dark gray carpet shows little wear and is nice condition due to continued use of floor mats. This 450 is well optioned including air conditioning, power windows and a Becker Europa Stereo. Overall, the interior shows beautifully and is testament to how well this Mercedes has been cared for over the past 50 years.

The engine compartment has been nicely detailed and painted and is in very nice condition overall. The 4.5 Liter V-8, fuel injected, SOHC engine runs beautifully and produces 225 hp at 5,000 rpm and is capable of reaching speeds over 130 mph. The power is delivered to the rear wheels through a 3-speed automatic transmission that performs well and shifts quietly. The chassis is clean and rust free.

This 450 comes complete with the Owner’s Manual, Owner’s Service and Warranty Policy, Owner’s Emissions Systems Manual, Star Classic Service Manual Library CD, Directory of Mercedes-Benz Dealers in the United States and several parts and service invoices. This 450 SL is a beautiful example and would be a perfect addition to any collection to be driven and enjoyed for years to come.

For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at This Mercedes-Benz 450 SL is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL



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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL


VIN 10704412005797
BODY STYLE Convertible Coupe
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 105590
GEARBOX Automatic
INT COLOR Black Leather
EXT COLOR Light Gray
YEAR 1973

Mercedes-Benz 450 SL



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