450SL! All-Orig 74 Mercedes; Running/Registered,Hard+Soft Tops,Southern,Garaged

Price: US $1,026.00 Item location: Dyke, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 0
  • VIN: 10704412018936
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 4.5 L 8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1974 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

ANINTERNATIONAL ICON
All-Original 1974 Mercedes - Benz 450SL.
Desert Beige, amboo Tobacco interior, ith dark brown soft-top and hard top.
273,000 original miles. Running and Registered.
This is a much-loved family treasure. It is all-original, arefully maintained and professionally driven.
Always a Southerncar - purchased new in Blacksburg,Virginiaand lived there until we brought it to Charlottesville, irginia about six months ago.
Currently tagged in Virginia through August, 016.
Has been driven weekly and everything works well as original. Not a perfect show queen, ut truly a solid vehicle and still in very nicecondition overall. An opportunity for the collector or aficionado.
Our family does not want to sell it! We purchased it as a dream car with the intent to drive it gently while we restored it. But, nother family project has dropped in our laps, nd we cant do both at once...and we don't want this great car to waist away while it waits its turn!
The details:
OVERALL
Incredibly solid, ery little rust, ot modified from factory original in any way.
Garaged all of its life
Never wrecked, lways kept clean andpolished
Comes with owners manual - and the option of premium car cover, ew factory spec carpet set and new Haartz factory spec soft convertible top set(see below)
INTERIOR
Seats in good shape - no tears or trouble. Great color!
Dash very nice - only three cracks and nothing troubling
Carpet is original and is worn out. Needs replacement (see below)
Glass and trim are very good.
Headliner for hard top is like new! (and yes, e have original wrench for hardtop)
All gauges working perfectly.
Everything works!
* A/C compressor is in place and looks good - has not been charged
* Heat and Defrost warm and effective
* Wipers good
* Seats, ower windows, irrors, ruise control all working as original
* Radio and premium speakers are brand new - Retro Sound with custom facia for vintage Mercedes with Alpine Speakers. Sounds really good
* Interior and dash lights working great
* Original sun visors still here.
EXTERIOR
Car has always been garaged - so it is truly clean, ust-free, nd straight.
Never wrecked, ently and professionally driven and maintained.
Desert Beige paint is good - was re-sprayed about 10 years ago and its still solid. Slight toning on a couple of panels but a good detail would make it pop again.
Chocolate Brown hard top is also entirely original. Again, good wax would bring it back to excellent.
Chrome and trim are very nice - shiny and straight - no damage.
All badges in place and crisp.
Very minor rust under left rear taillight - otherwise is wonderfully rust free outside and underneath.
Original wheels in terrific shape.
Tires are 70%+ - a nice set with lots of wear left.
Full-size spare and a fifth wheel - rock solid.
Lights, og lights, tc. all working well.
Soft-top has been removed in prep for replacement - frame and joints/connections are perfect. (See below)
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission is rock solid and perfect. Fluid has been changed religiously
Engine is entirely original - starts and runs smoothly. Does not overheat, eeps up with modern traffic well. Does not burn oil, nd - amazingly - does not leave spots. Good oil pressure, ood cooling, ood power.
But,it doesmakes low-end noiseat certain RPMin second and third gear, ndicating it may be ready for a timing chain or other work.
We are advised that the engine will needwork if the car continues to be used regularly.So, n opportunity drive it gently now or to restore it.
So...here's the value opportunity...we have a premium car cover ($99), new factory replacement carpet set ($399), nd a new Haartz German soft-top set ($399). A winning bid of $2,600 or more gets all these included.
My husband and I are antiques dealers in the Virginia Piedmont - Charlottesville, ulpeper, range and environs. We love the SL, nd used it in both business and family events with great success. This was a dream car for my wife, nd it's a good one.
WE ARE NOT EAGER TO SELL IT! But, e're hoping a collector or enthusiast will see ourSL as an opportunity to ensure a truly original Mercedes stays that way. That's a more honorable fate than fading away in our driveway.
Winning buyer will make a $500 non-refundable deposit via PayPal within 48 hours of auction close. Balance due with seven days of auction close, ia cash or cashier's check.
We welcome questions of any kind. Car may be seen outside Charlottesville, irginia - email for an appointment. Glad to have a phone chat as well - email to set a timefor a call.
Many thanks for looking. Happy New Year. Reply