1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
$21,500
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Convertible Sport Leicht or Lightweight Sport refers to a car capable of driving at high speed for long periods of time. 1980 was the middle of the era of Mercedes Benz over engineering the vehicles they built, and this car is no exception. For consignment, from the era when Mercedes Benz was over engineering and overbuilding extreme quality cars which would last for many years, this car fits the bill exactly. A car with only 69,519 miles. It has a respray and the hardtop is the original factory color and not resprayed. It has had the once over by a Certified MB mechanic and all was deemed well, however consigner states he does have new wires and spark plugs, but they have not been installed. Exterior Dark Red paint covers this car and is matching the factory color. There is a canvas convertible top, however we could not get the steel hardtop to come off, so it has not been seen or shown. The hardtop has not been resprayed, and sports original paint. With the hardtop on, it is definitely showing off the Pagoda Style. This allows for cold weather driving and provides plenty of protection from all elements. This is also in excellent condition. All chrome trim and brite-work is good with no signs of dimpling or fading. Some are wrapped in black vinyl particularly on the bumpers as they wrap aprons the quarters. Headlights are dual rounds and are very clear. Taillights are ribbed for self cleaning when it is driven in the wet. Standard MB wheels are on all 4 corners. Interior Very clean is the buzzword for this interior with chip free wood lacquered veneer, and all original equipment for this interior including the Becker radio. The dash is unchecked or cracked, and the gauge cluster is really clean. The original steering wheel is out front of the dash and is also excellent. Saddle brown MB Tex covers the buckets and has tuck and roll textured inserts and smooth bolsters, both in saddle. Currently these buckets are covered in sheepskin seat coverings. The lovely headrests speak German to this writer with their design which remains iconic to these years of the SLs. Pristine gold carpet floods the floors, and the rear cargo area, as well as the trunk, where in all 3 areas is not faded or smudged. The door panels also in Saddle, showing almost no wear, even on the door pulls on the interior. Up top, a vented vinyl headliner is hanging tight. Drivetrain A 4.5 Liter V8 showing some patina but otherwise well kept, sits in the fairly clean unrestored engine bay. Bosch Jetronic EFI provides the fuel and a 3-speed automatic transmission is on back. Both the engine and the transmissions are original to this car. The rear axle weighs in at 3.08. Undercarriage Some patina, road dirt, undercoating but no rust is noted on the underside of this 69K plus mile car. Independent suspension is all around, as are power disc brakes. Drive-Ability Of course this piece of German engineering fired right up, and handled our test track with ease. Great acceleration, great handling, and solid braking. All mechanicals were operable. A fair runner and good cruiser. It would be suggested that it really needs a tune up, as it does seem to have a miss. However, those plugs and wires do come with the car, so the consignor is aware of it and has conveyed this to us. 1980 never looked so good with this classic. Definitely one of the stars in the house of this make and model, in excellent overall condition, no fading, no excessive dirt, no wear on the seats, it is simply amazing. VIN DECODE 10704412057649 107-Model 107 044-450 SL 1-LHD 2-Automatic Transmission 057649-Sequential Unit Number

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    10704412057649
  • Classic Car ID
    101682071
  • Stock Number
    3610
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    69,496 miles
  • Engine
    4.5 Liter V8
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Seat Color
    Brown

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