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1974 450sl - 90K org miles $6000 (Charlotte NC)

I am new to Benzworld. I joined when I bought this car. This is my first Benz. Here's the story. I bought this car from an Estate. My neighbor knows I love old cars and found the car. The PO passed away and his wife was selling it. They had owned it for many years and drove on nice days. I love old cars and so I bought it. I tagged and titled and drive on nice days. Obviously not a practical car and way too nice to drive everyday. I had it checked by a local Benz shop and the only thing he found wrong was a bad injector, needs rear brakes and needs belts. I am going to replace the injector. But other than that I am selling as is. It has been painted at some point and has a few minor flaws. Over all the car is in very good shape for the age. Miles are right at 89,XXX. I know it is long shot to try to sell a car on a forum I have never posted on but thought I would offer it to people who love and know these cars. Asking $6000 OBO. You can check out my user name and threads on other forums if you need "references" I can send better pics if interested. PM with your contact info if interested.

Thanks and enjoy!!

UPDATE: PRICE DROP - $4000 The A/C does work. I have replace injector mentioned above.

Also just replaced all belts and A/C tensioner

704.496.3476 if you would like to reach by phone.
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Is it a '74 or '84? I noticed the 3rd brake light on the trunk that '74's wouldn't have had as OEM. Also the headlights don't look like a '74. I'm no expert on the SL's of that era, so thought I'd ask.

Personally I think this design is timeless. Good luck w/ your sale.
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It is a 1974. The headlights were switched by PO to this Euro style. As far as brake light, not sure, I am new to these as well. Possible that it was added. I was looking at the car again this morning this really is a nice car. Any one want to make an offer or want more info??
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It is a 1974. The headlights were switched by PO to this Euro style. As far as brake light, not sure, I am new to these as well. Possible that it was added. I was looking at the car again this morning this really is a nice car. Any one want to make an offer or want more info??
Can you provide a picture o the chassis number stamped into the core support? Is this a D-Jet or K-Jet injection system.
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These may help. Bad pic of motor if you want a better one I can take one tomorrow in the sun. I am new to these cars so not sure which injection system it has. How would I know?
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Is it a '74 or '84? I noticed the 3rd brake light on the trunk that '74's wouldn't have had as OEM.
I beleive the third brake light was added on this car, and the installer didn't copy the location of those that were factory mounted. Attached are two shots of the trunk of two different 1980's SL's showing the proper location of that light. Now go back to trunk picture of this car and see the difference.
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3rd brake light is installed to mimic the 88-89 560SL location

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3rd brake light is installed to mimic the 88-89 560SL location
Do you think this hurts the value?
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