1979 450SL NO RESERVE stunning cosmetics only 58K serviced

Price: US $5,200.00 Item location: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: SL
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 57,990
  • VIN: 10704412056163
  • Color: White
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL

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The Mercedes 450SL was built between 1973 and 1980. Production was limited during the last two years the car was imported to the US. The 4.5 liter engine gave the car outstanding performance for its time, with a 135mph top speed.

Please read and look at this listing closely, as we believe this collectible Mercedes 450SL is the most unique SL offering on Ebay this week. Rare color combination. Priced at lower end of clean trading range.

Car was a recent restoration taken in by Roadster Salon, and put through our service department. Paint had been previously re-sprayed in original color. Interior appears factory fresh. New wheels and tires. We upgraded some details and made sure all mechanical areas in obvious need of attention were attended to. This is a legitimate 50K mile car that was well maintained, and safety inspected at our shop. The cosmetic restoration appears to have been done well, with touches by Roadster Salon completing the overall presentation. The successful results bring the car's value to the high end of the trading range.

Very low highway miles, pristine rust free body with superb original interior. Car can be shown or driven daily. Grade "A"

Cosmetic Impressions

The Mercedes 450SL is one of the most revered personal luxury coupes ever built. It's lines are timeless. While it may be true that a fair number of these cars still exist, few equal this rare & unique color combination, updated cosmetics, and professionally sorted mechanicals.

Keep in mind, this is a 35 years old. However, it is very solid, and a classic collectible by any measure. To find one in such delightful condition, unmolested and accident free is a treasure, and quite unusual.

Specifically, the interior shows no signs of abuse anywhere. Wood trim and leather look incredible. No broken pieces or worn out surfaces anywhere. The exterior is even more remarkable.

No door dings or significant scratches to betray the impression that this is a newer car. Both the classic hard top and soft convertible tops are in excellent condition. Very little to criticize or find fault with cosmetically. A+

Mechanical Presentation and Driving Impressions

While we have driven the larger engined 560SL on numerous occasions, this was only our second experience with the legendary, earlier 450SL. This is the stonger car by comparison, reflecting its limited use.

The 450SL is every bit the player, feeling as well built as any current Mercedes. In some respects, the old school materials feel even better than what is found in current models. This Mercedes feels substantial without being overweight and ponderous. It is more agile and confidence inspiring than most cars from this era.

We found the acceleration and braking were quite solid during our test drive period. No rattles or unwelcome noises.Grade A.

Market Report and Valuation

The follownig valuation was taken from June 2015 NADA Classic car guide. Please note that condition appraisals are subjective. However in our opinion, this Benz qualifies for the high end of the value range. Our pricing is below the projected price for comparable vehicles, with similar miles, condition and documentation. Making it one of the best values this week on Ebay.

Nada classic guide March 2016

Low retail Average Retail High Retail

$11,600 $20,600 $31,500

Below is an explanation of the condition guidelines. It is clear from the description that our SL refelcts the higher end range, which accurately details the conditon of our particular car.

Low Retail Value

This vehicle would be in mechanically functional condition, needing only minor reconditioning. The exterior paint, trim and interior would show normal wear, needing only minor reconditioning. May also be a deteriorated restoration or a very poor amateur restoration. Most usable ‘as-is’. This value doesnotrepresent a ‘parts car’.

Note: Some of the vehicles in this publication could be considered ‘Daily Drivers’ and are not valued as a classic vehicle. When determining a value for a daily driver, it is recommended that the subscriber use the low retail value.Average Retail Value

This vehicle would be in good condition overall. It could be an older restoration or a well-maintained original vehicle. Completely operable. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are presentable and serviceable inside and out. A ‘20-footer’.High Retail Value

This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be restored or an extremely well-maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition.Miles should not be excessive for year and type of vehicle.

Note:This value doesnotrepresent a ‘100 Point’ or ‘# 1’ vehicle, which is typically transported by trailor and not driven. True show cars are virtually without flaw and are potetially much more valuable.

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