For Sale: 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

"Sport Leicht" or Lightweight Sport refers to a car capable of driving at high speed for long periods of time. 1974 was the era of Mercedes-Benz over engineering the vehicles they built, and this car is no exception.

For consignment, from the era when Mercedes Benz was over engineering and overbuilding extreme quality cars which would last for many years, this car fits the bill exactly. Purchased from a friend as a pleasure car for our consignor and his wife to drive and enjoy but then parked and not driven much in part due to a baby in the household. Semi-restored in 2000 and gracing our West Mallway, I give you the 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Exterior
Gray Blue Metallic paint covers this car and is in very nicely preserved condition. There is a blue canvas convertible top, which performs perfectly, and is in very good condition, allowing you to have an open-air roadster, or a covered-up convertible. Also, there is a body matching hardtop that comes with this car which is in the consignors possession but is included with the purchase. When the hardtop is on it is definitely showing off the "Pagoda Style." This allows for cold weather driving and provides plenty of protection from all elements. All chrome trim and brite-work is good with no signs of dimpling or fading. Headlights are dual rounds and are very clear. taillights are ribbed for a self-cleaning when it is driven in the wet. Chrome Mercedes-Benz wheels are on all 4 corners and give a nice and shiny presentation.

Interior
Used but still mostly presentable is the mantra for this interior with chip free wood lacquered veneer, and all original equipment for this interior except for the addition of an AM/FM/CD stereo. The dash shows with one crack in the top center, and the gauge cluster is really clean. The original steering wheel is out front of the dash and is showing some wrinkling of the rim material but nothing remarkable. Black seat covers cover the buckets and upon closer inspection show many cracks, tears, and rips. They are in need of recovering. The lovely headrests speak German to this writer with their design which remains iconic to these years of the SL's. Slightly soiled blue carpet floods the floors, and the rear cargo area, as well as the trunk. The door panels show slight wear and soiling but are complete and presentable.

Drivetrain
A 4.5 Liter V8 showing some patina but otherwise well kept, sits in the fairly clean unrestored engine bay. Bosch Jetronic EFI provides the fuel, and a 3-speed automatic transmission is on back. Both the engine and the transmission are original to this car.

Undercarriage
This writer finds it absolutely amazing that the underside of a 135 plus thousand mile car can look this good but it truly does! One area of concern is the pinch weld rear the passengers rear tire as it is showing some invasive rust and should be remedied before it spreads. New power disc brakes and hoses are noted all around as is independent suspension and power steering.

Drive-Ability
Of course, this piece of German engineering fired right up, and handled our test track with ease. Great acceleration, great handling, and solid braking. All mechanicals were operable. A good driver and cruiser.

1977 never looked so good with this classic. A daily driver that can cruise all day and not break a sweat. Despite some aforementioned issues, the car is solid, and can be driven right off the lot and into your driveway or fahren Sie die Autobahn hinunter.

VIN DECODE
10704412041128
107-Model 107
044-450 SL
1-LHD
2-Automatic Transmission
041128Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale 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 www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
  • Listing ID:CC-1554605
  • Price:$17,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1977
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:450SL
  • Exterior Color:Gray Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:135400
  • Stock Number:3570
  • VIN:10704412041128

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6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543
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