1972 Mercedes Benz 350SL 2-Door Roadster - First Year of the R107 - 4.5L V8 - Automatic Transmission - 71k Original Miles - Blue Over Blue Interior - Color Matched Removable Hard Top - Aftermarket Radio - Protect-O-Plate - All Original Example Internally referred to as the R107 within the Mercedes-Benz brand, the 1972 model was one of the first North American Mercedes to bear the 350 SL badge. Noted as a key market for Mercedes, two thirds of the R107 and C107 models produced were sold in North America. Produced with a larger 4.5L V8 with a 3-speed automatic, the 350 SL was renamed the 450 SL for the 1973 model year. Displayed here is an eye catching 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Roadster. Sporting a blue color scheme throughout, including interior, soft top, and wheels, this Mercedes has an elegant and purposeful look. Mercedes Benz named paint colors many things that often included fancy words, but this car with the paint code 903 is simply called Blue. Pretty simple for such a beautiful, rich color. The paint itself does show a bit of age and a few small paint chips can be seen in the common areas like around the wheel wells, this vehicle does show well. The chrome shines attractively from the front to the back of the car, and black trim shows well. This roadster also includes a matching hard top in addition to the original canvas soft top. Under the hood is the 1972 model year specific 4.5L V8 engine paired with an automatic transmission. Noted as delivering 230 horsepower, these cars had some get up and go, especially for the time period when they were first sold. As you would expect from a V8 engine, the car makes a nice sound when giving the go pedal some extra pressure. With a fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc braking being standard, this vehicle was nothing close to a performance model but could be considered simply reliable. As we mentioned earlier, the whole car is finished in blue, so the rich blue interior should be no surprise to see. It's obvious that the interior has been well cared for over the years. Seats carpet and even the dashboard which is prone to cracking look great. Other interior details include electric window switches in the center console, an aftermarket Denon stereo, dual climate control, and lap belts. The sale of this vehicle includes original owner's manuals as well as service literature. The classic lines of the R107 Mercedes Benz generation are unmistakable and have aged well. This 350SL is a beautiful car that has class and sophistication. We hope you take a moment to consider this beautiful Mercedes as your next collector vehicle. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thank you for looking.