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Well that wasn't the most helpful answer I've gotten today... And it was the only one.
Like maybe it's a plastic hood smh
 

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It's a hood for a 450SL or similar. I can tell by the shape of the metal, the hood badge, and the hood pad on the under side. I was under the impression that you already knew what it was and was just throwing out a fun question but after reading back through I see that maybe not.

You know, I'm getting paid for my answers around here. lol
 

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Not plastic, magnetic sticks.
It's a hood for a 450SL or similar. I can tell by the shape of the metal, the hood badge, and the hood pad on the under side. I was under the impression that you already knew what it was and was just throwing out a fun question but after reading back through I see that maybe not.

You know, I'm getting paid for my answers around here. lol
Right on! Thank you. Yeah I truly am clueless about this & have been blindly searching trying to match by eye.
Any idea how to age it, or what years that model was made? Looked it up, beautiful!
Must sell it & need the info
 

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'71-'80. So should I assume that it is interchangable with all years of the 750SL model?
 

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450. Hard to date but the earlier ones had metal badges I think. Late ones may have been changed anyway. Never assume anything about Mercs except they changed things year by year.
 

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Hood badges? Yeah, I don't know when they changed but that's what you get for that part now. Actually, they're not that bad and FAR less than the metal ones. Late hoods ( 380 - 560 ) are aluminum and maybe the earlier 5.0 liter 450SLC's but you won't run across those very often if at all. Early hoods are steel.
 

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Benz Dr. said:


107 the cheap plastic hood badge is a dead give away

Decoded mean it fits a R107 chassis because the hood badge is made of plastic.
 
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