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post #33 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2018, 06:30 PM
masand68
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Date registered: Mar 2012
Vehicle: '72 450SL, 107.044-12-000422
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Originally Posted by MBGraham View Post
John,
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
117.982.12.000366
Georgia - USA
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