1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1978
Mileage 54876
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 450SL

450SL 1978

Title Status --
Exterior Color Yellow
Interior Color Tan


This 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL is a well-preserved example of an entire generation's quindecinnial luxury classic convertible. So check out everything from the loaded A/C interior to the numbers-matching fuel-injected V8 that signals this is a Mercedes of extra distinction.

The factory-correct yellow paint is the ideal color for this car. After all, it not only has a nice '70s tone, but also it has the vibrant look you want on a sunshine-friendly convertible. We suspect it's the original application, which is a testament to both Mercedes build quality and the respect this example has received for over four decades. Mercedes built some striking deign lines that develop over the full car, and so they knew to build these right. That's why a Mercedes is always one of the top in-demand cars on the classic luxury market. And you see that quality here, right down to the shine on the bumpers.

The black folding roof is a terrific color against the yellow paint, or you can choose the color-matched hardtop for a coupe-like profile. Of course, we imagine you really want this SL because it's a great car to have open to the world. That's why you have a smart-looking dark tan leather interior. In fact, it appears like this one may have never been left out with the roof down thanks to the crisp colors, plush carpeting, and glossy wood all looking great. It's a terrific preserved style, right down to the desirable Becker AM/FM/cassette stereo. And as a true Mercedes, you get the best in comfort features with high-back bucket seats, power windows, power steering, cruise control, tilt steering column, and R134a air conditioning.

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 Bosch fuel injection is legendary for its durability and smoothness, and this is the numbers-matching powerplant. It's smooth cruiser attitude is reinforced by the four-speed automatic transmission that features highway-friendly overdrive. Plus, the four-wheel power disc brakes and fully independent suspension combine to deliver a level of comfort at speed that instantly remind you that these were the kings of the autobahn.

The sale comes complete with the buildsheet and owner's manual packet (including warranty card). This is a well-maintained example of Mercedes timeless style and luxury, so don't miss this deal. Call today!!!


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