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If it is an automatic transmission the neutral safety switch could be the culprit. If it happens again try putting the shift lever into the "neutral" position.
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I tried the neutral thing when the car wouldn't start... no joy
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WTH? I drove for about a half hour and stopped. When I went to restart the engine, the starter seemed as if it wasn't there at all. All I could hear was the fuel relay click and NOTHING else. After a half hour or so, the starter came back without any issue what so ever.

The engine runs normally, all other electrical devices operate normally, the battery is nicely charged, etc etc. I've never known a starter to not operate when the engine hits full temp...

I plan to crawl under my beast, remove every connection on the starter, clean them and reinstall tightly.

I'd be curious if this is something anyone else has seen...
I had a similar problem with a 240D I had. It was the starter.
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It was the connector at wire joint,cut and installed a new connector.
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The mechanic said I had a bad battery (bullshit). The car stranded me again and after taking the gear shift through all the gears and back to park, it started. I think I found the culprit.
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If this is on your '73 and its a late year date (manufactured after October or so) another possibility is the seat belt safety system. It is a relay which doesn't allow the power to flow to the solenoid if the seat belt sensor isn't engaged. It was only used one year which was late '73 though mid '74. Its located by the park brake mechanism under the dash.

I had this on my '74 W114 and it drove me bonkers. It would occur at random times with no way to predict it. Doing the neutral to park shift trick worked most of the time but not always. Pulling apart and cleaning the relay did the trick but I ended up by-passing the relay to remove it from the system.
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