This 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL is part of a timeless luxury
tradition. So to find such a well-priced example with desirable
features (including fuel injection and a removable hardtop) makes
for an irresistible deal.
The Mercedes R107 is one of those cars that just seems to transcend
age. You look distinguished driving one no matter if you are in
your 20s or 80s. This broad range appeal is especially true on this
factory-correct white example. After all, it's nice to have a color
as eternal as the car. These Benzs are known for their build
quality, and you can that here as this convertible is entering its
fourth decade, and it still looks crisp with gaps that would be the
envy of other 1970s machines. And as you look over the car, you're
going to see some premium details, like polished factory-style
wheels and a color-matched removable hardtop.
While the hardtop gives you a coupe-like profile, and the complete
soft top frame means it's an easy step to have a nice ragtop, we
really love these best as convertibles. In fact, you know these are
meant to be open to the world when the tan exterior pinstripe is a
nice preview of the tan interior. This is meant to be a comfortable
cruiser with two high-back bucket seats, power windows, cruise
control, and factory air conditioning (needs servicing.) The
Mercedes safety steering wheel feels grippy in your hands, and it
gives you a clear view the full VDO gauge panel with crisp dials
for everything, including the speedo and tach.
A great cruising Mercedes starts with proper V8 power. The
4.5-liter motor was one of the largest they produced in this era,
and this one is believed to be original to the car. It was built
for driving on the autobahn, and so it's a fuel-injected SOHC
setup. Plus, the four-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly
all the way into overdrive. The four-wheel power disc brakes, power
steering, and fully independent suspension are all part of a total
package that feels like a confident classic.
Complete with owner's manual, this is a well-priced example of
timeless elegance. The SL you thought was out of reach is now
closer to your doorstep. Call today!!!