614 E. Auto Center Dr.
This 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL is about timeless style, cool upgrades, and the overall appeal of a V8-powered luxury convertible that comes with all the right extras (including both roofs.) So it's great you can get a two-owner classic like this for a value price.
This car is all about a well-coordinated appearance. The factory-correct silver has a nice gloss and shine that works well for a sunshine-friendly convertible. In fact, there was an investment later in life to make sure it continues to look good today. But any time that you need to have a roof in place, the folding soft top is a darker blue that coordinates with the pinstripe and harmonizes with the paint - that's an upper-class European look. Also, the optional color-matched hardtop has the precision fit that makes this look like a coupe. And speaking of precision, these R107 SLs were built to a higher standard. That's why the sheet metal lines keep a quality look with the hood, trunk, and doors all still closing with a quality fit. It also helps that this is a two-owner car that has been held by two business partners all its life thus far. And we can see why this remained a car of distinction. It has some stylish upgrades with genuine wire wheels and Euro-style flush headlights.
The same sort of harmonized blue continues inside. The carpeting, door panels, dash, and upholstery have a good and clean look. It does show some age after nearly 45 years, but not as much as expected from its peers. It's another sign of Mercedes build quality and the right care. It makes for a driver-ready classic, and that's what a good Mercedes convertible is exactly ready to do. The steering wheel has the ideal kind of grip that makes your hands feel relaxed; the VDO gauges are crisp and clear; and this has the size and ride quality that's ready for grand touring comfort. Of course, there's proper luxury in a Benz with power windows, an updated Mercedes AM/FM/CD stereo, provisions for air conditioning (will need servicing), and cruise control. And the wind blocker over the rear storage area is a terrific accessory for those who want top-down fun while keeping a calmer environment.
The 4.5-liter SOHC fuel-injected V8 shows all the right signs of being the original powerhouse in a car that has only known ownership. It has a well-maintained style that is reaffirmed by the way it fires up and runs with confidence. This classic remains a true driver with a well-balanced fully independent suspension, three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes. So don't forget to check out the clean trunk, because it reminds you this one is perfect for plenty of weekend road trips.
The sale comes complete with the maintenance records and owner's manual. This is the well-respected Benz with the well-presented style. So if you like distinction and affordability, you know you've found your convertible. Call today!!!
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