Category Archives: 1973 Mercedes 450SL

My First Classic: A 1973 Mercedes 450SL

Give It Some Gas!

I think one of the scariest repairs I’ve ever done on a car was the first time I ever worked on the fuel line. I know just having gas on the ground or open does not mean there’s going to … Continue reading

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Removing the top on a Mercedes 380SL with a $25 Hoist

To me, the biggest joy to owning a Mercedes 380SL (or a 450SL or a 560SL) is being able to drive around with the top down. I love the feeling of the sun on me and the wind in my … Continue reading

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Going Topless: Removing the Hard Top on a Mercedes 380SL

One issue EVERY owner of a Mercedes R107 car (which is basically any 280SL, 380SL, 450SL, or 560SL) has is the strong desire to drive the car without the top. In Richmond I’m lucky enough to have the hardtop off … Continue reading

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A Matter of Pride

Here’s a poser: A little over a year ago I bought the ’73 Mercedes 450SL that still has things to to for restoration and just a little over a week ago I bought the ’85 380SL which is in excellent … Continue reading

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I Find My Convertible

While I had always wanted a Mercedes convertible of the kinds made from 1972 to 1989, I didn’t get a chance to buy one for myself until 17 years after they had stopped making them. For more pictures of this … Continue reading

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