For Sale: 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL in Fairmont City, Illinois

$13,595

Vehicle Description

This good looking red 1978 Mercedes 450SL is for sale in our Louisville KY showroom. The SL name has always signified a certain level of quality and sophistication and the R107 model would be no exception. Introduced in 72 year as a replacement for the W113 series the 107 would make an unprecedented model run all the way through 89. This 78 is a great example of an original well preserved 450. The exterior is finished in the classic red reminding you this is a sports car. With the front engine rear wheel drive design handling characteristics are not quite what you would expect. The ride is plush yet stiff with the just the right amount road feel making it an absolute pleasure to drive. Especially considering the whole front end was just recently rebuilt at the tune of nearly 3000 dollars. All of the control arm and sub-frame bushings were replaced as well as the motor mounts. Even the actual sub-frame was replaced giving this 78 a fresh new feel. After all of that work a fresh 4 wheel alignment was done ensuring a straight down the road drive. The chrome wheels were a huge upgrade. The removable hardtop is a great feature and finishes off the exterior nicely. The interior is exactly what you would expect from a Benz. There is enough high quality leather to cover three sofas with the bucket seats being as comfortable as they look. The interior door panels are in great condition and definitely remind you that you are in a high end luxury car. With the late 70's and early 80's German cars being one of the hottest commodities in the collector car market this beauty is sure to find a new home quickly. Please note the electrical system will need some attention, as the headlights are not working correctly. Options on this 1978 Mercedes 450SL include; AC, AM/FM/Cassette, Seat Belts, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Power locks, Power Windows, Power Seats, Tilt Wheel, Manual Convertible Top and Aluminum Alloy wheels with Radial Tires. To view this 1978 Mercedes 450SL, including an HD video, go to our website www.gatewayclassiccars.com. Call our Louisville Showroom at 812-294-1555 or email louisville@gatewayclassiccars.com for more information.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-916928
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:450SL
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Off White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Stock Number:LOU1237
  • VIN:GCCLOU1237