1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

"The Beautiful Benz"

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$9,900

Year
1980
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
450 SL
Stock
BW00262
Vin
10704412255889
Miles
85,693
Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Color
Smoke SIlver
Interior Color
Brown
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

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“With V8 engines increasingly common aboard full-size Mercedes sedans during the late '60s, it was inevitable that a V8-powered SL would appear. But in 1972, few would have expected that the new SL (code-named "R107" inside Mercedes) would define personal luxury cars for almost two decades, and over that time, be powered by eight different engines. The story is that while it was under development at Mercedes, the R107 was referred to as "der Panzerwagen" because it weighed more than 3,400 pounds — that's 300 or so more than the Pagoda, but still slightly short of a battle tank. Compared to the Pagoda SL, the R107's wheelbase was 2.5 inches longer, and it was about a quarter-inch wider and a quarter-inch lower. However, the styling, with horizontal headlights (paired round ones in North America, single squarish units in the rest of the world) and fluted rear taillights, made the new car appear much wider. Some criticized the car for being "Americanized." Americanized or not, it sold better than ever.” Edmunds.com
This 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL is a fine example of what luxury meant for that era and stands tall today with a great book of history and wonderful work completed regularly in order to keep this vehicle in such good condition. The car's factory options include: automatic transmission, power assisted steering, power brakes, fully independent suspension, power assisted four wheel disc brakes, limited slip differential, automatic antenna, Halogen head and fog lamps. With some additions, primarily with its sound system, you find a premium audio system that produces more sound than you can imagine! With thousands spent in the last few years to update and maintain this vehicle, you will be hard pressed to find one that was brought back to life in such a professional manner. The exterior shines brightly still with its Smoke Silver exterior true to the model, chrome bumpers and original hubcaps and is ready to be shown off by its next owner with the top up or down! This is a ride ready to be enjoyed in the warm or colder days. Without doubt, this is one of the finest classically beautiful roadster designs built by Mercedes-Benz, probably the last classically beautiful convertible series they built and now becoming more desirable and collectible than ever before.

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This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1980
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
450 SL
Hobby Segment
Luxury
Miles
85,693
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Smoke SIlver
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Brown
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic

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