For Sale: 1989 Mercedes-Benz Gazelle in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1929 Mercedes-Benz Gazelle Replica

Although it's titled as a "Custom", this neat little Gazelle is a bit more affordable and probably every bit as much fun to drive as the real deal Mercedes-Benz. Famously constructed from kits, they were a pretty successful way for the enterprising hobbyist to give himself something to do on weekends and end up with one of the better-proportioned replicas of the period. Plus, it's still a blast to drive!

Based on humble Ford mechanicals, the Gazelle is the antidote to the more familiar inexpensive British and Italian sports cars of the period. It offers neo-classic styling that most folks will at least admire as it drives by, even if they don't know quite what it is, and with rear-wheel-drive and a featherweight curb weight, it's entertaining on the road. Built and Licensed as a 1989 Custom and has a "Modified Vehicle" notation on the title, looking all the part of a Mercedes Benz, but having a Mustang drivetrain, so it will be very familiar to work on for many a mechanic.

Please Note: This vehicle carries a clean and clear Pennsylvania title, however, the "Make" on the title is listed as Custom. Please check with your country, state, provincial, county or local DMV in regards to proper titling and registration procedures***

For a fiberglass kit car, fit and finish are remarkably good, with even door gaps, a snug-fitting trunk lid, and glossy paint that is familiar to anyone who has driven, built, or even seen another Gazelle. This one is highlighted by a single hue finish in bright red and pinstriped in beige which draws attention and your eyes to the long hood and sweeping fenders. Other details like the chrome grille, yellow lense driving lights, rubber covered running boards, and chromed wire wheels are all part of the vintage illusion and everything remains in very good condition, so you know the car was loved and treated right. And with a black vinyl top and side curtains, looks the part of a wealthy aristocrat showing up at the club for dinner.

The seats are pure 1980s cool, one-piece black space age curved buckets that look futuristic, even in the vintage-looking Gazelle bodywork. There's a matching rear seat that's probably best reserved for children or your briefcase. The front buckets, with their exaggerated bolsters and tuck and roll inserts remain looking factory fresh, and the bench in the back appears to have hardly been used. A luxurious wood-rimmed wheel gives it an appropriate upscale feel. The custom-made wooden dashboard carries a centrally mounted ribbed and polished bezel with white-faced gauges that proudly spell out that they are "Vintage Reproduction" along with a few toggles and pulls. Weather protection consists of very 1929-esque folding vinyl top and side curtains, but they actually give the car a very trim appearance and seal up better than a lot of cars of the target era. There's a narrow trunk out back, big enough for a few tools and supplies, and is ready to accept your travel sundries.

A consignor stated 2.3 Liter SOHC inline 4 cylinder Ford mill with a recent tune up is stuffed under the side swinging hood. It's topped by a single 2-barrel carburetor and has a C4 3-speed automatic on the back. Power is transferred to the pavement via a Ford 7.5" rear axle.

Up on our lift we see gold colored fiberglass tubs and fender wells, a rust free square tube stock frame all mounted up and in good solid condition, but presenting with a spattering of road dirt. Mustang II style front suspension is on and in the back leaf springs provide the ride. Disc brakes are on the front and drum brakes on the back. A clean rust-free undercarriage.

It fired right up and ran just swimmingly on the test track. Nothing out of the ordinary, and all working controls.

Inexpensive fun that stands out in a crowd, that's all the Gazelle wants to be. Can you imagine yourself driving down main street, creating a one car parade? If that's your kind of fun, give us a call today, or stop by our halls of Classic Auto Mall, and check out this and all the other offerings you can OOOOHHHH and AHHHH about.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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 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

  • 1989 Mercedes-Benz Gazelle
  • Listing ID: CC-1700526
  • Price: $14,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1989
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:Gazelle
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:5976
  • Stock Number:5010
  • VIN:FG2724
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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