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Price: US $10,500.00 Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 400-Series
  • SubModel: SLC
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 136,189
  • VIN: WDB10702412030904
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: V8 4.5L
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series SLC


1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

4.5L V8

222 HP / 278 LB-FT!!

Leather Seats

Becker Grand Prix Stereo


Vin # WDB10702412030904

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Evolve Motors is pleased to bring back the 80's with this great little 1980 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC

The year was 1980. Pac-Man was hitting arcades all over the world, the U.S was boycotting the Moscow Olympics, and Mercedes-Benz was building a 2 door version of their big-body 450SL, in hopes to compete in the world rally racing circuit. Although much has changed in the world since 1980, one thing surely hasn’t; the M-B name tag on the front of podium winning race cars all over the world. Now I know this car listed is no track smashing thoroughbred, but if you know just a little bit about the history of the SLC and the true heritage of racing behind Mercedes and their V8 coupes, this car gets just a little bit cooler…

We picked this 450SLC up in fairly good order. It ran well, needed some deep cleaning and a day’s worth of TLC, but all in all, a solid driver-quality candidate. The exterior isn’t perfect, as it is showing some 36 year old ‘patina’ where the clear coat has chipped away throughout the hood and roof, along with some small paint chips just above the headlights. The body is solid, and shows no signs of previous repair or replacement body parts. The chrome bumpers appear to be free of any pitting or rust, however just behind the bumpers in the driver side rear wheel well there is some early signs of surface rust, with some bubbling paint. Same goes for the passenger side front wheel well, showing less than the rear, but it is present nonetheless. Overall this Mercedes’ exterior is in good condition, and with a little time and effort, could be like-new. The wheels are in great condition with very little curb rash or scarring, and all 4 corners are wrapped in newer BF-Goodrich tires. From the outside, the sunroof seals appear to be in good condition, and did not leak during the wash/detail. We do note that the power antenna seems to stick about 2/3 of the way down, and may just need to be adjusted / lubricated to work 100% again.

The interior of this Benz is far from perfect, but it’s complete, and it’s no basket-case. The driver seat appears to have taken the most wear and tear. The seam must have split at one time along the seat back edge, and an OK repair was done. If a guy (or gal) really wanted to, he (or she) could most likely take it to an upholstery specialist and fix it to be like-new, but it’s holding together just fine, and the leather seems to be in decent shape. There are a few wear marks on both front seats, but the great thing about Mercedes is that they’ve never skipped on interior quality. The leather is a nice thick grain, with deep stitching to last. Overall the rest of the interior is just what you’d expect out of a 1980 Mercedes-Benz. It shows some of it’s age with plain lettering and bland buttons, but it’s all in fairly good condition and wouldn’t need much attention at all. The factory Becker Grand Prix stereo system is intact, and all of the speakers sound good. The gauges and buttons seem to work well, leading us to believe the odometer reading of 136,189 is correct. We do note a slight "bounce" in the speedometer. Like the exterior, the interior shows it’s age, but it’s still got a lot of life left in it.

The 4.5L V8 starts right up, with no hesitation, grumbling, or exhaust spew. Upon shifting it into D to head out for our test drive, we noticed a bit of play in the gear shift selector, but there was no worries about finding the correct gear. The transmission shifts into each gear smoothly, with no “jolt” or “clunk”. Mechanically the car seemed to get around town with ease. Only a slight brake “grind” at our first few stop lights, but after the surface rust was worn off of the rotors it stopped with no questionable noises. The suspension seems very nice and tight, as we bounded over our first few speed bumps the car seemed to handle them with ease. The steering is correct, as we note no pull during driving, or while coming to a halt. We always go through our vehicles and try to correct any minor issues we may see, but we do remind folks that these are 30+ year old cars, and may require some simple maintenance if you plan to drive them regularly. We did do a full tune-up to the car, including an oil change, and fluid inspection / top off. At the end of the day if what you’re looking for is a fun little Mercedes coupe with a sporty V8 that can drive you to work or to the golf course, this is the one you’re looking for. Call Evolve today to hear more about this classic Mercedes 450SLC!

We are here to answer any questions that you may have. We would love for you to come see the car in person but understand that many of our buyers are out of state or international. Please do not hesitate to call us and have one of our sales representatives do a 'walk around' with you on the phone. It is our goal to do everything we can to make you comfortable with your purchase and to ensure that no questions are left unanswered and that you are 100% satisfied with your purchase.

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