Spring is here! Not your average 450SL!
Complete bottom-up restoration at ~54K miles by Al's Autobody in Westmont, IL. Repaint Included frame, body and removable hardtop (used twice since) Riggs Bros. top, upholstery, carpet, trunk lining
Recent deep-dive tune up including;
Plugs, coil, condenser, fuel pump, fuel filter, some fuel lines, injectors removed, soaked & calibrated, idle adjusted, vacuums leaks remedied with new hoses or connections where needed, Vacuum system balanced, New ERG valve, new vacuum control switch, timed.
Climate control replaced with electronic version, New R134a nipples added, loaded with R134a Freon (Brrrr), New Alternator, New battery.
Other notes with approx miles:
Tires replaced at 65.3K miles Nitrogen filled.
AC Compressor replaced at 58K miles.
Timing chain replaced at 65.3K miles.
Water pump and thermostat replaced at 65.3K miles.
Catalytic convertor replaced at 54K miles.
The only action on my list for this car is to replace the inside door trims and map pockets due to age and wear. Aside from this, this car is clean.
Selling because I never drive this car. 1000 miles in 10 years. I wish for someone else to enjoy it.
Valuation sites below. My Asking price is fairly in each range. Negotiable.
https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1978-mercedes~benz-450sl Between GOOD and EXCLLENT
http://www.nadaguides.com/Classic-Cars/1978/Mercedes-Benz/450SL/2-Door-Roadster/Values Between AVERAGE and HIGH
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