You really need to go to a vintage Benz site for accurate information. Both '72 and '73 have the low smog higher output engine. They have the small bumpers. Color is brownish gold metallic with hard and soft top. They all have four wheel disk brakes and fuel injection. With the all-new aluminium V-8, it was easily the fastest model in the range. These are the newest of the models and come with anti-lock brakes and an air bag.
Also, around that time they had issues with the thermal reactors they used for pollution controls. Always stored inside in dry climate. . I suspect these prices may have been pre-recession figures. I can send you more than a few very good forums if you wish Doc. If I had a 3 car garage, I would buy it myself. Those early ones are, well, old, and the systems heat, ac, etc need lots of attention.
All the early engine gremlins are sorted out, and it has the new style climate control. Benzman; would appreciate additonal forums and sources. But what Mercedes-Benz cooked up was perfect for its time, featuring a V-8 line-up, and smart and contemporary styling, as penned by Joseph Gallitzendörfer and Friedrich Geiger. Like any chassis run, that was marketed for 18 years, there is a pecking order of model years when it comes to current value. They all have removable hardtops and a soft top. This pecking order has been debated many times in forums, and covers many opinions.
They also have the somewhat troublesome climate control system. This caused all sorts of heat problems under the hood, burning up components and such. They have a range or 1 to 6 for condition the car is in. But that's a remarkably short list for a car of this age, and testament to the integrity of the original car. But then, it probably needed to, as replacing the old Pagoda was always going to be one of the toughest gigs in the industry.
Throughout the 1980s, the improvements continued. Not a great deal of work needed to put this in Show Car category. Most were upgraded to the double row by the factory, but some never were. Red ink means no sale, green, item sold. Will check out the site you suggested. Climate control would have been used from end of May to mid September. Still sought after by many.
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