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General Information

Year
1973
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
450SL
Color
Astral Silver DB735
Packages
V8, 225HP, disk brakes, A/C, automatic
History
This car was bought in Cuenavaca Morelos, Mexico. It was previously at the Veracruz Museum, but it was abandoned when I acquired it. I started with the proyect restoration and I am almost done after 3 1/2 years.

I have documents as Owner's Manual, Owner's Emission Systems Manual, MB Roadside Assistance Program.

Some of the suppliers are: Mercedes-Benz Classic Center BMUSA, Mercedes Benz of South Atlanta, Global Upholstery Supply, Authentic Classics, ECS Tunning, Autohaus AZ, World Upholstery & Trim, German Auto Tops, Bavarian Motor Parts, BM-Vitage-World, Ecklers MBz parts, Rock Auto, recambios24.es, German Imports, Jürgen Pichert in Germany, NEWPARTS/partscontainer, BenzRecyclers, A&J´s Auto Parts in San Antonio, etc. They are from different countries like Mexico, USA, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, Turkey, Slovenia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, etc.
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL (Astral Silver DB735)

Modifications

Drivetrain
A/C and compressor are totally restored and has new components, cables and termostat; Hood insulation pad, timing chain, A/C Vacuum Actuator for Heater Valve, cables, hoses, inyectors, Timing Chain Tensioner and firewall insultaron pad are new
Interior
German loop carpet is in Beige color (code L903), parchment leather seat cover and headlining vynil (code MB43 in Beige) perforated for hardtop are new. They were provided by Global Upholstery Supply, Wold Upholstery & Trim and German Auto Tops
Exterior
All the rubbers and seal, door sill plates (mat), lens bumper, bumper blinker turn signal, side marker lens are new. I got another grille and the tail lights from Germany. OEM sticker kit are new. Windshield is new. I got German Lincense plates with new stickers.
Audio
OEM stereo becker europa.
Speakers and interface for ipod are new
Suspension
Tie rod, all the suspention ball joint, sway bar, drag link bushing kit, brake pedals, shock absorbers, Propshaft Centre Bearing, dampers, steering damper, motor mounts, subframe mounts, arm bushing kit are new
Wheel and Tire
OEM "14 wheels are restored and the tires and chrome wheel lug bolts set are new

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