1973 Mercedes-Benz SL Review from North America

1973 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 4.5 liter

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.5 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance161000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz SL


Fun summer time car!!!


A/c not working - now repaired.

Heater either on or off - slide adjusters makes no difference.

Restarting warm engine tends to stall, but goes well after a few minutes of pampering.

General Comments:

California car is in mint/original condition after 35 yrs.

Cruises well at high speeds (85+mph). Excellant high end torque. Feels safe to pass at high speeds.

Handles very well on twisty roads. Feels comfortable.

Looks great standing still. Turns heads & thumbs-up from other drivers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2008

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review