This 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL likes to deliver a timeless sense of
style in a classic that's easy to drive and enjoy. So the
fuel-injected V8 power and sturdy German engineering meet the
care-free drop-top lifestyle. And at a price like this, there's
even room in your budget to put your personal touch on this
This car has a driver-quality kind of style in all the best ways.
That means it has a fundamentally good-looking style where the
black paint has the gloss to showcase the curves of the sheet
metal. There's a refined look to the gentle curves of the hood and
a pleat that runs from headlight to tail light. And the golden
pinstripe is a terrific touch. But the overall look is not about
the kind of car that sits in the garage. Driver quality means this
is a car that never makes you nervous about going out and driving.
After all, the R107 Mercedes SL was built to outlast multiple
generations of ownership. So you may upgrade the paint or details
if you're looking for perfection, but overall, this car is elegant
and sturdy at first glance.
The tan interior is a pleasing contrast to the black bodywork. The
seats are durable yet supple MB-Tex, the carpets are plush, and the
dash is adorned with glossy real wood. Just like the exterior, it's
driver-quality, but it's also quite complete, right down to the
working courtesy lights that greet you when the door opens. There's
a long list of factory features, including power windows, power
locks, cruise control, and provisions for air conditioning (it will
need servicing to blow cold again.) And because this is a driver's
car, there are also nice upgrades, like the wood-rimmed sports
steering wheel and the AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth. There's a
convertible top stowed under the hard shell tonneau cover, and a
color-matched hardtop is included, making this SL an all-weather
The 450 SL's namesake 4.5-liter engine was the main top powerplant
for most US-bound Mercedes-Benz models of this era, and that's for
a good reason. It's a hardy and powerful fuel-injected V8. Parts
are still easy to find and relatively inexpensive, so having this
serviced is far easier than other 1970s European classics. The
automatic transmission, power steering, and four-wheel power disc
brakes make for a solid cruising attitude.
Complete with the owner's manual, this is a classic cruising Benz
for those who want to drive something special without breaking the
bank. Call now!