This 1976 Mercedes 450 SL has fuel-injected V8 power, robustly
built style, and a desirable hardtop. And it's presented with a
kind of timeless color combo and premium style that really lets you
know this smooth-cruising classic is a terrific buy.
Red is great to have on a classic European touring machine like
this. The color has been updated to remain quite bold, and Mercedes
also knows how to make it look upper-class. It's a cruiser-ready
finish, and that means it's stylish but always ready to hit the
road. In fact, the upgrades are all about being a true cruiser.
There's a trunk-mounted brake light, and the upgraded alloys not
only add plenty of shine, but the larger 16-inch size also means
you can fit better modern tires. And we love the look of the
hardtop in black. It goes well with the bumper trim, side trim, and
grille. The previous generation Pagoda car used a similar trick to
create a two-tone.
The black interior keeps the color theme going even with the roof
off. After all, these SLs are always the most fun when open to the
world. Comfortable bucket seats, wood-like trim, and full VDO
gauges have a true grand touring feeling. That's also why you have
desirable features like power windows, an upgraded AM/FM CD stereo,
the classic grippy Mercedes steering wheel, and crisp VDO readouts.
There are details you may want to restore/return, like the air
conditioning or the soft top. But part of the allure of the R107
model SL is that it had a long production run, and so there are
plenty of components to update and personalize your classic
The allure of a classic like this is that Mercedes made sure you
had a proper V8 powerhouse under the hood. The 4.5-liter SOHC motor
has fuel injection for consistency and the right torque to be
confident in all conditions. Power steering and four-wheel power
disc brakes also add to a feeling that's both effortless and
poised. So it's ideal for a great all-around driver like this.
Plus, the three-speed automatic transmission and fully independent
suspension are paired to deliver the ultimate grand touring
If you were a fan of the Dallas TV show, there's just a kind of
cool feeling to drive a red R107 Mercedes home from a Dallas
dealership. And even if you don't care about the Ewings, we know
you'll care about a premium icon offered for a terrific price. Call