Price: US $16,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: 450 SLC
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 87,409
  • Color: Brown
  • Engine size: 4.5 Liter V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power locks, Power windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Leather seats, CD player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 450 SLC

Back in the 70s and early 80s, -seater coupes like this 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC were big business. Designed as the larger sibling to the 2-seat SL, he stretched platform added back seat functionality and a remarkably handsome profile that gives this car a look and feel all its own. With just two owners and a beautiful recent restoration, lus Mercedes-Benz's legendary build quality, t's a superb runner.This car was purchased by the owner's father-in-law in 1978, o long-term history is excellent. It was restored in 2008, aken down to bare metal, nd sprayed with its original metallic root beer color. With a brilliant shine that's typical of high-end finishes using two-stage urethane, his car still looks like an A-list celebrity. There's absolutely no rust, hanks to a history in the warm southern US, nd no evidence that it has ever been in an accident. The R107 platform was built like a Panzer tank, nd as a result body gaps are exact, he doors open and close with a precision that will delight you, nd it still seals up tightly to be whisper quiet on the highway. All the rubber (and there's a lot of it with the federally-mandated bumpers) is in excellent condition, nd despite living in the sun, hings like the gills in the quarter windows and the plastic lenses are beautifully preserved. Cosmetically, here can't be many nicer SLCs available anywhere.Inside, he leather interior, hich was a rare upgrade over the standard MB-Tex, s equally nice. The buckets are firm and supportive and built to carry passengers great distances in maximum comfort. Other soft parts like the door panels, arpets, nd headliner are similarly excellent. Sisal floor mats are a nice touch, hich surely helped protect the carpets, nd the darker brown dash top was purely intentional to help reduce glare. The SLC came standard with just about everything, ncluding A/C, ruise control, ower sunroof, nd there's a great sounding AM/FM/CD stereo in place of the original Becker Grand Prix unit. There's also a wonderful wood-rimmed steering wheel that adds a bit of warmth to the interior and even the beautifully upholstered trunk shows almost zero wear thanks to a custom embroidered trunk mat.The 4.5 liter V8 under the hood was one of Mercedes' better powerplants. With a bubbly V8 idle and a smooth flow of torque that's more electric motor than piston engine, t makes the SLC a sporting machine that delivers entertaining performance. It's also as reliable as a wood stove, ith most examples running for hundreds of thousands of miles with only routine maintenance. It's clean and well-maintained under the hood, nd a fresh alternator is a welcome sight, s this is one of the lone weak spots in the car's specifications. The three-speed automatic shifts well, nd the chassis is quite clean. Traditional Mercedes alloys look exactly right and carry recent 205/70/14 Michelin blackwall radials.This car also includes all the restoration photos and maintenance records, o you can buy with confidence. An impressive car for not a lot of money. Call today!