Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
A distinct color package, both tops, V8 power, and a loaded A/C interior: this 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL has everything you love about a distinguished luxury classic. And it does it all for quite a nice price.
It's not hard to appreciate a car like this. The factory-correct blue has a regal/royal tone that fits in perfectly with the personality of a well-respected Benz. The color was re-applied later in life as part of a restoration that also kept the bumpers shining like mirrors. The way the creases in the sheetmetal seem to run interrupted along the full-length of the car is a nice reminder of Mercedes build quality. Even the delicate cream-colored pinstripe looks like an unbroken line. As a true premium classic, you get to choose between two roofs. The color-matched hardtop gives you a nice coupe-like profile, and the well-fitting soft top is done in a darker blue that really shows of this car's European sensibilities.
But of course, the real reason you want this is to drive with no top at all. And the cream-colored interior looks terrific against the soft blue exterior, and now that exterior pinstripe even matches the interior for a full luxury presentation. More than just look premium, this is positively luxurious with the door panels, dash pad, and carpeting feeling like new. And the leather bucket seats feel great for you and you passenger. Plus, classic car fans know the importance of having the Becker Mexico radio still delivering your music.
The 450 SL carried one of Mercedes-Benz's largest engines during its era, and so when you pop the hood, the engine bay looks like it's overflowing with V8 power. The 4.5-liter SOHC motor with fuel injection is legendary for its durability and smoothness. This is believed to be original to the car, and good maintenance means it upholds its quality reputation. The three-speed automatic transmission and fully independent suspension are paired to deliver the ultimate grand touring machine. This was topped off with power steering and four-wheel disc brakes for the best all-around control.
Complete with owner's manual and maintenance records, this is premium luxury with true distinction. Don't let this deal slip away, call today!
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