Date registered: Mar 2012
Vehicle: '72 450SL, 107.044-12-000422
Location: Atlanta, GA
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We have discussed it many times, but for the record, many 107 044s delivered in 72 in North America were badged as 350SLs. My 72 was built in April 72, I believe. 350SL badge and all original books are 350SL. 4.5L engine and essentially same as 73 450SL.
Agreed. All my manuals and paperwork say 350sl but mine is badged as a 450sl. I have heard that some US dealers rebadged the early NAs with 450 badges from Germany, which I believe to be true with mine. 107.044.12.000422, built in 9/71.
In any case, the vin doesn't lie. 044 is a NA model.
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1972 350SL - 107.044.12.000422
Georgia - USA