1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL for sale 101231124
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Convertible Car for sale in Metro Atlanta, Georgia 30082

$9,950

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Metro Atlanta, GA 30082

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Classic Car Overview

ICONIC MERCEDES-BENZ RT107 SERIES 450SL 1-FAMILY OWNED FOR 30+ YEARS

HIGHLY ORIGINAL WITH VERY RARE MERCEDES-ISSUED TOOL KIT

HIGHLIGHTS...

  • Unusual degree of originality – now highly sought by many collectors
  • Cherished by one family (i.e., multiple family owners) for over 30-years
  • Nearly $7000 in recent care/repair/maintenance
  • Rarely seen Mercedes-issued Tool Kit
  • Fun to drive!
  • Iconic R107 body – a favorite with enthusiasts since its 1971 introduction
  • Mileage of 86,497 is believed to be original

HISTORIC BACKGROUND:  The now famed R107 Series SL Roadster began its reign in 1971 and proved both popular and competitive through its final year of production in 1989.  It was the longest lived car line in Mercedes history (exceeded only by the G-class luxury SUV). Considered timeless, the best examples of the R107 are coveted to this day

VEHICLE HISTORY – in the 1970s, this car was purchased by a car enthusiast uncle.  He owned the car for a very long time, after which it was passed on to other car enthusiasts in the same family.  So it has had the highly desirable history of appreciative and caring owners who shared an emotional bond with the car and the man who brought it into the family.  Used often in parades, it still has the PA-system/sound effects box as shown.

As we can find no evidence of re-painting, we believe that the paint is original, which is something that a new generation of “originality collectors” really appreciate.  The car presents itself well both on the road and in your driveway, but please expect wear/patina consistent with paint that is over 40 years old.  Likewise, there is a chip/ding “here and there” but really minimal for the car’s 1976 vintage.  We show this in the 100+ images, so please take a look.

EXCELLENT COLOR COMBINATION…No online resource seems to be able to fully decode the underhood data-plate, though we do see “618” which would seem to coincide with Mercedes’ Mimosa Yellow color.  It contrasts beautifully with the black interior.

#10704412029647 VIN DECODING:  107 (R107 SL Body Series) 044 (4.5L V8 Engine) 1 (Left-hand Drive) 2 (Automatic Transmission) 029647 (Production Sequence Number) 

OPERATIONAL REPORT…the car is a joy to drive and gets enthusiastic and approving attention everywhere it goes.  Like most 1976 emission-era cars, it can be a bit rough on start-up with today’s fuels, but once warmed-up it is a nice driving car.  In 1976, few would have dreamed that this car would still be proudly cruising the boulevard 43 years later, but with loving care and continual maintenance…here it is!  A tribute to both Mercedes engineering and appreciative family ownership all these years.

Nearly $7000 in recent (2016/17) maintenance investments…the near-new Michelin Defender tires are nitrogen filled ($539.55).  Brake, subframe mount, and fuel system work was performed ($5336.23). And finally, new mufflers and associated exhaust work was also completed ($793.03).

During the photoshoot, we checked the gauges, exterior lighting, radio (works with one speaker), horn, windshield washers/wipers, and power windows…ALL of which worked.  Please note that the Air Conditioning would (at minimum) require re-charging and perhaps additional work as well…which is the norm for 1976-era cars.  There is also some “play” in the steering.  The lighter was not functioning.  The directionals illuminated, but did not blink. We could not find the foglamp control and thus cannot verify their operation.  Power antenna up/down does not work. 

LOCATION:  Atlanta Metro Area (Gainesville, GA…approx. 55 miles north of Atlanta, GA)

THE FIRST 29 PICTURES will give you a general overview of this handsome 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL.  For serious buyers, we have included many more images (100+ in total) which are organized in sections including Exterior/Top/Wheel/Tires, Interior, Trunk, Engine Compartment, and Undercarriage.  We strongly suggest that you look at ALL 100+ images because we want you to see EVERYTHING.

ODOMETER NOTE...the odometer read 86,497 at the time of photo-shooting.  We believe that this is likely the original mileage, but due to the design limitations of odometers of this era (and the lack of documentation all the way back to 1976) we cannot warrant the mileage as original or accurate.  Consistent with cars of this vintage, the Georgia-issued title reads “Exempt” for mileage.

PAYMENT must be made via Bank to Bank wire transfer, or in cash. 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENT & CONDITION OF SALE REMARKS:  Bill of Sale and Vehicle Registration documents will be provided to the Buyer.

The buyer will receive a Bill of Sale and signed-off Georgia Title after cash payment, of full bank clearance of as wire transfer (no checks).

This Vehicle is sold strictly as-shown and on a final as-is basis without any warranties expressed or implied due to age. Even the very best and most valuable classics will require additional maintenance and service - often without warning.  Therefore, please expect to continue - as the new owner and caretaker of this classic - to perform additional maintenance and repairs.  We hope that you are able to enjoy the car without the need for an immediate repair - but understand that this indeed could be found necessary.  As seasoned collectors know, every time you start (or attempt to start) a classic car is a new experience...it could be a wonderful ride, or a new repair to undertake.  That is the nature of the hobby, and this car (or any classic car) should not be purchased if you are not prepared for this reality. We have presented the car accurately to the best of our ability, but oversights are possible.  Therefore serious prospective buyers are welcome to make an appointment to examine the vehicle in person.  All sales are final.

This car is currently very lightly driven for casual enjoyment on a local basis and has not been tested for extended highway travel.  For this reason (and also due to its age) we highly recommend that it be transported to its new owner’s locale.

We remind you to be sure to review ALL the images and ALL the captions for this classic because - in addition to this description - they relate important information too!

QUESTIONS?...after reviewing ALL the images and reading the entire description, please call Jim Murphy if you have any questions:  706-429-7924

FINAL NOTE...IMPERFECTIONS – The car is very nice, most certainly one of the nicest of this year/make/model in highly original condition.  But because there is no such thing as a perfect car, please expect some imperfections.  Because we endeavor to place the camera everywhere that you can look, you will notice most imperfections yourself.  However, we specifically “point” to blemishes that go hand in hand with this car’s age and originality. 

 

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    N/A
  • Classic Car ID
    101231124
  • Stock Number
    N/A
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
    Convertible
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Condition
    Exceptional Highly Original Condition - One Family Owned for 30 Years +
  • Mileage
    86,497 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Yellow
  • Custom Color
    Mimosa Yellow

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