For Sale: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

True premium luxury is expressed with long wheelbase V8-power Mercedes sedans. That's why this loaded, low mileage, and well-maintained 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL shows that you know how to blend executive-level luxury with vintage style.


This is the car that launched the S-Class designation of grand luxury sedans. And few cars have a more commanding road presence than an S-Class Mercedes. The gray-blue metallic is believed to be the factory paint, and in fact, the low odometer is believed to represent the full actual mileage. The finish shows its history, but the level of shine it still radiates is also a reminder of the exceptional time and quality that went into these flagship cars. Bright bumpers, trim, and proper Mercedes alloys with upgraded polish go nicely with this color. In typical German fashion, the design is restrained and the clean lines minimize the car's size, but there's no denying that this is a real presence on the road. And you can tell this classic was made for driving. Detail upgrades like the large fog lights up front and deeply tinted windows give this a grand touring kind of practicality. So it's great to drive, and the overall presentation has a crisp and clean look so that wherever you arrive, there is a quiet nod of appreciation when people see this everlasting symbol of stature.


The full dark blue interior looks great against the lighter blue exterior to deliver one of the most ideal European color combos. It looks particularly nice with the wood trim around the dash and center console. You get great features, like cruise control, an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo, power locks, and a power sunroof. It also has provisions for nice luxury features like power windows and air conditioning - they will need servicing to restore the function. The longer wheelbase SEL models offered more room for back seat passengers to spread out. But you don't buy a car like this for everyone else. This is a true driver's machine with the classically comfy Mercedes bucket seat covered in leather. The classic steering wheel has that ideal confident yet soft grip. And the full VDO gauge package has precision dials.


Power comes from a 4.5-liter V8 - it's the "450" in 450SEL. This was the upper-level optional V8 from Mercedes at the time, and so it makes this S-Class a true executive-level express. There's a deep well of torque to make the big sedan feel quick from a standstill and light on its feet. It's also legendary for its durability, and that only gets better on an example like this. After all, if the odometer is correct, this has averaged less than 1,400 miles annually. The V8 warms up to be a confident driver, and the three-speed automatic transmission makes for an effortless cruiser. Plus, the fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes give this large sedan a surefootedness you don't find on many other classics.


If you love a classic that has the sturdiness to be enjoyable in modern times, don't miss this top-level Mercedes. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL
  • Listing ID: CC-1574786
  • Price: $23,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:450SEL
  • Exterior Color:Gray Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:58966
  • Stock Number:2452-PHX
  • VIN:11603312095713

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614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204
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