Based on the extraordinarily successful and well-loved R107 chassis, the Mercedes-Benz 450SL built upon the technological developments of the earlier 350SL with a more powerful engine. It was powered by a 4.5L version of the M117 V8 engine, with a single overhead cam for each cylinder bank and Bosch Jetronic fuel injection. The 450SL was marketed and developed as a high-end personal luxury roadster and, as such, earned a reputation as a car with significant prestige. The SL class had remarkable build quality, comfortable yet sporty road manners, a large V8 engine, and all of the modern options one would expect from a European luxury car. Combined with the reliability of a Mercedes V8, the 450SL was truly ahead of the competition and became an overwhelming success in the American market.
This 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL roadster is finished in its correct silver paint over a striking blue leather interior, a combination that is complemented with a matching blue convertible top and a factory removable hardtop. The seats benefit from a recent re-upholstery using OEM materials. The car comes from long-term ownership and shows just 61,947 original miles. This stunning 450SL is the perfect weekend cruiser for those wanting the style, luxury, and dependability of a well cared for Mercedes Benz and is ready to take on the open roads ahead.