1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL
Sedan Car for sale by sellyoursportscar.net in Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
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Classic Car Overview
1978 MERCEDES BENZ 450SEL 6.9
In 1978, the Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 was the king of the hill in Europe among high speed, executive size 4 door saloons. It was long, wide, built like a bank vault and was powered by the largest engine in any European production car since WW II. In short, the MB 6.9 was the ultimate Autobahn cruiser.
The car presented here is a Euro version, one of only 1.665 built worldwide in 1978; it was exported to the U.S. for resale. It’s SOHC , Bosch K-tronic fuel injected 6.9 liter engine produces 286 horsepower and a mighty 405 ft. lbs. of torque - considerably more than the U.S. version of this car. This mighty engine propels the 6.9 from 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds and can travel 140 mph despite its over 5,000 pound weight. Interesting features include the Euro only electronic controlled self leveling hydro pneumatic suspension in which the ride height could be altered by as much as 2 inches via the dash mounted push/pull knob. The result is a vehicle that offers both a smooth ride and excellent handling with adequate ground clearance when needed.
This vehicle is in extremely good condition for its age. The car has been finished in shiny black, not its original color. It sports its distinctive European headlamps and bumpers.The black leather seats show some wear commensurate with the age and mileage of the car but have no tears, cuts or rips. The real woodgrain trim is very good, although there are a few cracks around the gear shift lever. The car runs extremely well – it is a very powerful, luxurious cruiser.
The car comes out of a car collection. Its current owner purchased the vehicle five years ago from a private party. To his knowledge, the car has never been in an accident. All maintenance has been performed and the car is ready to give its new owner miles of enjoyment. The car is located in Troy, MI and is offered for $23,900.
Classic Car ID101215831
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
Sold as is. No warranty stated or implied.
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