1980 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 450 SL
Finally finished posting photos and videos on facebook. It now has over 100 photos and 4 videos. Link should be available for public view enjoy! CLICK HERE ... ... ... This beautiful athletic powerful and elegant 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450sl was fabricated from the core of Mount Olympus artfully designed by Zeus and skillfully handcrafted in the land of heroic barbarians. It only has 84000 miles on the clock and a copy of Carfax/AutoCheck will be served to the serious buyer together with a clean title. An aesthetic appeal advanced technological features rear unique interior materials and unprecedented power makes this 450sl better than a starship. It cost over $35000 back in 1980 which adjusted for inflation would be over $110.000 in todays money with only difference it doesn't depreciate at the rate of 15-20%/year. Instead this military grade machine appreciates in value (green) and makes its owner richer every year that passes by. If you thought muscle cars were a thing of the past think again. This Mercedes is probably one of Germany's most formidable street machines. In fact Ford were lucky that these German tanks were produced before the first Super Duty because it gave Ford something to strive for. In fact the engineers who designed it nicknamed it "der Panzerwagen" as one of their specifications was to meet or exceed stringent safety regulations that threatened to force the roadster body style into permanent extinction. Apparently the Germans know about building tanks. On first glance you may think that this is just another European tiny two seater aimed at practicality and economy. You're right. It just doesn't stop and gets up to 16MPG. But what Daimler put into these was a level of technology matched only by Sputnik satellite from the 1950s. Built in a time when Mercedes-Benz was truly and uniquely synonymous with "quality". . . as they remained alone at the top of the luxury automotive heap these cars outlived any wreckage of Detroit's high end. This was when the Bavarians in Munich concentrated on craftsmanship and not profit. The elegant exterior has been repainted once and has plenty of gloss. If you look at the front you won't be able to turn away from the majestic look of 4 beautifully round eyes. Long submarine-like hood will make you feel like a commander. This automobile spent most of its time between Texas and Arizona and doesn't know the word of rust.The hard top has a cracked glass in the back but doesn't leak doesn't penetrate air and never bothered me since I mostly drove with the top off. Integrated time machine takes you back to 70s when you step inside and feel the supple baby skin like leather. Interior is immaculate no chips cracks or tears. Close the doors and know what it feels like to seat inside the vault. Surrounded by rich colors and natural (real) wood in-tone carpeting and magnificent dash this car offers everything royal people may demand. The original dash clock works better than my grand-dad's gold Rolex and has been keeping an exemplary time that makes Oyster Perpetual thing of the past. This road warrior still has a sticker on the windshield with Mr. Daimler signature on it quality inspection sticker current registration and stack of receipts for services for over $11K performed on this VIP-mobile. Here's the important part! You might get seduced by some other 107s available on the internet. Some might drive good and have a decent interior. Few might still have a shiny paint. But NONE will have such an extensive service/maintenance performed on them as this automobile has. Don't forget this is a Mercedes-Benz that requires premium parts and expensive service. If you haven't owned a Mercedes before here's a rule #1: Spend money to maintain the car or it will make you pay 10 times more. Here's a list of repairs/services done in the year and a half. 1.Engine Valve Cover gaskets x2 (will leak oil of not replaced in the past 5 years) 2.Engine Valve plastic oilers and tubes (no 107 should be driven without these replaced plastic disintegrates over time and will damage your valves) 3.Timing plastic chain guiders (same as oilers above) 4.Water pump cleaned and all gaskets replaced 5.Water pump hoses x2 6.Radiator upper lower and bypass hoses replaced. 7.Power Steering pump rebuilt filter replaced 8.Ignition coil replaced 9.Ignition spark plug wires replaced 10.Break master cylinder gaskets and grommets replaced 11.Fuel Vapor canister hose replaced 12.All Radiator hoses replaced x4 13.Air filter breather hoses 14.New thermostat 15.Front break calipers replaced 16.Front break pad sensor replaced 17.Steering coupling replaced (all 107 will have loose steering with more than ¼" play if not replaced) 18.Rear differential mount replaced (rubber wears out and it will sag and kick the car if not replaced) 19. Transmission mount replaced 20. Shift bushing replaced 21. Oxygen sensor replaced with Bosch 22. Exhaust rubber donuts replaced 23. Ignition distributor to engine seal replaced 24. Fuel pump replaced with Mayle 25. Fuel accumulator replaced with Bosch 26. Fuel filter replaced with Hengst 27. Fuel distributor replaced with Bosch 28. All fuel hoses replaced (around 12 different small/medium/large hoses around the fuel pump) 29. Fuel warm up regulator cleaned and all gaskets replaced 30. Front sub-frame bushings replaced 31. Sway bar bracket bushings and hardware replaced with Lemforder 32. Steering drag center link replaced with Lemforder 33. Ball joints replaced with Lemforder 34. Coil spring shims replaced front and rear with Meyle 35. Idler arm bushings replaced with Lemforder 36. Steering damper replaced with Febi(Bilstein) 37. Shocks front and rear Bilstein 38. Control arm bushings Lemforder 39. Sway bar bushings and hardware rear Meyle 40. Front tie rods replaced with Meyle Preventative Maintenance 1. Break system flush and fluid replaced with Valvoline 2. Power steering fluid flushed and replaced with Castrol Dex/Merc. Filter replaced-Bosch 3. Rear differential fluid flushed and replaced with Valvoline 80W-90. Air membrane on top replaced 4. Transmission flushed and fluid replaced with Castrol Dex/Merc. Filter and pan gasket replaced- Mann 5. Cooling system flush and fluid replaced with Pentosin 6. Engine oil replaced with Mobil 1 Advanced Synthetic Extended Life and filter Mann 7. Air filter replaced with Hengst 8. Spark plugs replaced with Bosch 9. Rear break pads replaced 10. AC oil added. Serviced and R12 replenished I always promised my wife that when we have a second child I would put my bellowed 1980 Mercedes up for sale so we could buy some minivan/SUV atrocity with a big enough rear window to put those infuriating family stickers on. So this ad is a good effort to put the vestige of my independence and joy. This vehicle is also offered for sale locally including a CL. I reserve a right to end the sale at any moment without any notifications. I will assist in every possible way with your paid and prearranged shipping and can meet you at the airport if you decide to fly in and pick up the car yourself. 5/1/15 Update: Idle air valve hose replaced Both doors weatherseals replaced5/3/15 Finally finished posting photos and videos on facebook. It now has over 100 photos and 1 video. Link should be available for public view enjoy! HERE 5/23/15 Uploaded more photos of engine and trunk compartments. Feel free to check it out on the facebook page below.