We know why you're looking at this roadster. There's just something
cool about these reproduction Mercedes-Benz Gazelle cars when
everything is done right. It has iconic lines, a classy cream/brown
combo, and manual transmission to take control on the backroads.
All of this makes for an attractive and distinct drop-top at an
A pre-WWII appearance with much more modern reliability, that's
what this one really offers. You're not out to fool concours judges
into thinking this is a real Mercedes. Instead, this is the
convertible for those who like getting that appreciative nod in
traffic from others that have the same desire for nostalgia that
you do. This Gazelle has the great classic touches from the chrome
on the Lucas lights to the faux exterior exhaust ports. These
bodies always look distinguished in cream with those long rolling
fenders in a complementing brown. Because this is designed for
genuine European sophistication, there is the period-correct tall
Mercedes-style grille in front, bright wire wheel covers at all
four corners, and a shining full-size spare mounted on the
Open the low-cut sports doors, and you'll see a timelessly handsome
tan interior. Slip into the bucket seat to be greeted by a wood
three-spoke sports steering wheel. Just to your right are a great
looking full set of vintage-style gauges set in a complete wood
panel. The AM/FM/cassette stereo is quite adaptable, and so it
allows you to go for a Sunday drive while listening to the most
modern tunes you want. And if the weather turns bad while you're
out, the full convertible top and side curtains will comfortably
get you home.
Under the hood is a 2.3-liter Ford motor. This Pinto powerhouse has
earned a hardy reputation, and the parts availability is better and
more affordable than any Mercedes you'll know. It has a tidy setup
that shows this has been under good maintenance, and it's
strong-running nature proves it. You have the best control over the
full power range of this engine thanks to the four-speed manual
transmission. You can feel confident about taking this one out for
a little fun thanks to nimble steering and modern Firestone rubber
at all four corners.
This is a clean and complete classic Mercedes replica that was
built for open-top motoring. So at a price like this, you know this
Gazelle will be leaping out of our showroom shortly. Call
1978 Mercedes-Benz Gazelle
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
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