1977 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC
Three-box design is a broad automotive styling term describing a
coupe, sedan, notchback or hatchback where, when viewed in profile,
principal volumes are articulated into three separate compartments
or boxes: engine, passenger and cargo. Designed by Paul Bracq, a
Frenchman and noted automotive designer, this classic design would
be the standard at Mercedes Benz for the 60's and 70's.
Oftentimes when you come across an old car for sale and it's in
great condition there is a wonderful story behind it. And our
consignment of this 1977 Mercedes 450SLC AMG is a great example.
Now gracing our hallowed halls offered up by our consignor and the
original owner being a woman who bought the car new in Germany and
then brought it back to the states when she moved here in 1985. She
then drove the car for another 2 decades tooling about in
Bathed in red and silver two tone, the straight steel panels, are
showing well minded gaps all around. Chrome is excellent, and all
badging is looking good and original, but in all the right places.
Nice brite work in the form of the iconic tri-pointed star centered
grille, window surrounds, and a black spear running along the side
midline, as well as shiny trimmings which run between the metal of
the hardtop, give the car a solid and expensive look. Powder coated
black AMG wheels give this skate a unique look, ready to roll low
and slow or fast and furious. Noted in front is a silver modified
lower grille that sports a chin spoiler, and in back atop the trunk
is a small wrap around spoiler. Also, a louvered silver insert is
put in just aft of the back glass prior to the beginning of the B
pillar. Wheel well chrome top trimmings also add to the mix. A few
of these AMG pepperings are sprinkled about on this exterior.
Opening and closing the solid doors on this car yields the
sought-after thud sound upon the close. No other manufacturer can
achieve this, and what makes it unique to Mercedes Benz, is the
quality and thickness of the steel they use in these cars. Looking
inside we are met with plenty of MB Tex coverings on the like never
used bucket seats, door panels and headliner, all presenting
nicely, no cracks or tears, in a mellow warm tan. Within the door
panels just to be a bit different, not unlike the exterior look,
some checkered tweed broadcloth panels have been added to the
doors. That same golden tan is covering the floors and rear
compartment in nicely preserved carpet. Tan carpeted floor mats are
above the golden tan carpet and are definitely keeping it in clean
condition. Power windows, air conditioning, power steering and
power brakes are noted. The dash, fronted by the original steering
wheel, is excellent and very clean. A Clarion AM/FM/Cassette radio
sits in its factory designated position and works well. A series of
eyeball vents for heat and A/C run along the dash top which is
padded and showing no cracking or marring.
An original restored and nicely polished and detailed well
maintained 4.5 Liter V8 engine graces the engine bay, which shows
like new. No corrosion, and shiny supple hoses and wiring are
shoehorned into this wonderful looking engine bay. Bosch Jetronic
EFI is on. A 3-speed automatic is attached to the back of the V8
and shifts smoothly. 3.07 is the rear axle designation.
As noted with the topside, well cared for, with virtually no
surface rust, with even the exhaust piping and mufflers now
blackened. Structurally sound frame with clean floor pans, and
surfaces underneath, and we have a very nice 450 SLC AMG package,
which includes independent coil springs and power disc braking all
This beautiful 4.5 fired right up and on the test track it is a
thriller. GREAT Acceleration, good handling and looking smooth in
the two tone and black wheels. All functions are working just
swimmingly. A beautiful sports car driver if you will.
New Mercedes Benz sports cars are nice with their bells and
whistles, but lately, a return to the classic look from this German
Manufacturer is becoming more desirable. It is probably harkening
back to an era when the cars were all steel, no plastic, and
weighed a ton. Sporty, with luxury, great lines with class, this
iconic Mercedes sports car fixed hardtop sedan 2 seater is yours
for the taking here at Classic Auto Mall. Let's just say you could
have a ton of fun with this German Classic! Can you say Panzer
Tank, that you can roll through the burbs and turn heads? All
courtesy the forethought of an adventurous woman who decided to
make it an AMG, rarely seen here in the US from 1977.
024-450SLC V8 2 Door Coupe
016009-Sequential Unit Number
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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