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1973 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series SE

Sale price: $15,995.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 400-Series
Year: 1973
Type: Sedan
Color: Metallic Silver (Paint Code 735 "Astral Silber")
Mileage: 62,056
Engine: 4.5 L M117 V8 with 4,520 cc displacement
Transmission: Automatic
Trim: Sedan
Interior Color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series SE for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.1) based on 84 votes
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Getty may be one of the most beautiful classic Mercedes sedans you may ever see. Restored to as new condition.
Bright metallic silver with a blue real leather interior. It's an extremely gorgeous color combo.
41. 02 of these cars were made total and this was procured by the Getty family as one of the first to enter the United States as a grey market special order vehicle direct thru a Southern Californian Mercedes Dealership.
In the past I have received a feedback rating of 100% and I take pride in knowing that I am making automotive dreams come true.  
I will work with you if you need time to organize financing just ask.
The car is a two owner vehicle with service records in my name. I am in contact with the previous owner who still works for the Getty family. The car was not driven a lot and was stored for the most part of its later life until this employee acquired it.  
The price on the car is based on the rarity. condition. color. miles. original wheels / hubcaps and service records and Nada and Hagerty valuation guide
I don't expect to get the buy it now price of $24. 95. although I have more $ into this car but a realistic offer is what will take it car home. this could be an opportunity to snag a great deal here.
You can text / call me with offers / questions at 323-528-3246
I do reserve the right to remove the auction at any time for any reason. I strongly urge interested parties to contact me as it seems as this is the best way to get the car. Remember Ebay prohibits the removal of an auction within 24 hours of its completion so if you contact me with cash offers please do not wait until the last minute.
This car is going up in value every year so chances are you will be able to sell it for more than you bought it for provided you care for it. I am forced to sell a considerable collection of stellar cars. This is my passion. you are getting a car I personally own that I have invested a ton of time. $$$ and love into.  
Who knows how many have survived especially in this new condition with this story and these low low miles. This is a RARE car. It is also rare to have a direct connection to the original owner. The providence of this car is part of American history.  
I have taken several different photos of this car so you can get a real good look. both inside and outside.

Complete all point inspection - fluids. oils and filters checked and/or replacedReceipts of upkeep / restorationOriginal Mercedes glove compartment owners manualsService records over the years Garaged or under a cover alwaysPaint job looks pristine - one small bubble on the bonnet about the size of a fingertip (see pic)Clear California title Registration to Aug 2016 - this car never needs a smog check it is a classic antiqueInsurance is unbelievably cheap with collector car insurance. If you are buying this car you should look into it. (Hagerty. JC Taylor. Chubb)
Bumpers show no chrome wear or scuffingBrakes in excellent condition but will need front pads next serviceParking brake also excellentRubber parts all around are in ok condition. they work fine - I was going to replace the front door rubber next service too so it is newSeals are good and doors shut like a vacuum - clunk. that Mercedes engineering air pocket thump when the door shutsWindow rubber seals are excellent with windows shutting as they should not letting air or water enter the cabinGrill as new with inserts and chrome showing zero age - there is a hardly noticeable ding in the chrome
No leaksClean under carriage with no leaks or any rust of any kindBushings are excellentSuspension and shocks are A1Steering feels great with power assist in factory condition - no play at allAlignment is straight as an arrowEngine compartment pretty clean and not detailed. just dusty (detailed engine = how can you tell if there any leaks or issues?)
Motor starts right upCar starts immediately even if car has been sitting for monthsNo smoking exhaust or issues of any kind whatsoeverMotor purrs - car runs cooool in traffic
Spare tire wheel is an original with new tire.  Tires are brand newTools for tire removal intactFirst Aid never openedAll emblems in tip top conditionHood ornament showing almost no age at all. chrome looks nice
Windows in front and rear workingSunroof operationalRear window defrost operationalDoor locks work. Passenger side set manual as a celebrity safety feature (otherwise all doors unlock when you put the key in)Gas cap lock and trunk lock work as they should controlled by drivers door key as does the rest of the door lock system. Wipers working great and are also new
All turning signals and lights including fog workingInterior lights including trunk. engine. visor. glove compartment and rear all workAll switches work everywhereCruise control worked last time I used it All dash lights work including variable switch to dim interior accessory lightsDashboard looks great with no cracks at allRear deck is showing no color fadingFront and rear leather (not MB Tex vinyl) seats also in new condition complete in every wayRear seat belts look never used
Carpet throughout looks as close to factory new as you can get with no signs of wear including on the drivers side floorHeadliner is in good condition Speakers working with no noises. blown tweeters or woofersRadio is original Europa AM/FM and does not turn on Fader switch on shift panel is new and was done when the new wood was done)Antenna is also newHazard switch illuminating as it should with the hazards working fineParking brake pedal works as it shouldDoor panels look amazing and are complete with material covered rubber trimWood is in absolutely delicious conditionGlove compartment opens. shuts and locks with the key as new
AC works and blows in every modeClimate control is working perfectly in all switchable positionsHeat worksCool worksDefrost worksInterior AC component lighting worksSeats are leather and look as beautiful as they were the day the car was brand newSeat adjustment and handles to adjust seats are intact and work as they shouldSeat back netting tightFront seat belts work great too and also are new with the annoying fasten your seat belts buzzerFloor pedals are showing next to no wear. another tell tale sign that a car has the miles stated.  Dash controls all light and workOil Pressure. clock. trip meter. odometer and gas gauge all working perfectlyWarning lights for brakes. seatbelt. headlights. hi-beam and battery all workingTransmission is shifting smooth and strongWiper arm and knob working as it should including window washerBrake release and hood release work greatHood liner is intact and is in new conditionTrunk liner also in good condition as is the carpet (notice a few stains) Door panels and handles are also near perfectSeat recliner knobs and buttons working and looking fineHorn works too. kinda a unique sounding horn 
Well there you go I tried to cover all the points on "Getty". I named her/him/it this just cuz it seemed like an appropriate name.  Hope you enjoy the video. included is a stalker for free. no charge for the lurker (LOL) 
Bid with the confidence that you are getting a car I have cherished and loved!

Please view the PICTURE COLLAGE BELOW on a regular computer to get a good look or try clicking the blue Kizoa link below to see lots of pictures.
Thanks for checking out the sale!!! Hope I made it a fun experience and an informative entertaining "test drive" with yours truly ;-)

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