The current owner is the second owner of this 1976 silver with original red interior Mercedes-Benz 450 SL. He purchased the car five years ago. The car is in very good working order. It runs well, looks great and is very reliable. The lower dash near the gearshift shows some wear. The original jack is missing from the car.
Exterior Color: Silver with red pinstripe /// Interior Color: Red
Soft Top: Black canvas top in excellent condition
Hard Top: Silver in excellent condition
This North Shore of Chicago 450SL came out of its unbroken one family 40 year ownership when the current owner purchased it five years ago.
Comes with a color keyed hardtop. The black canvas top is in excellent shape with vibrant color showing no rips, tears or fraying.
The paint shows excellent preservation and appears mostly original. This attractive silver color looks great in all conditions; its appearance is consistent with the quality and depth of Mercedes single stage paint executed in the 70s era. All body panels and shut lines are even and correct.
The original dash pad shows wear down low near the gear shift. The Red MB Texupholstery is in nice condition and has supple shape with only minor nicks with less than expected wear. Door cards are clean and crisp. Loop carpet is original in good shape. The original Blaupunkt radio is in good working order. The original electronic antennae is in working order but needs to be reconnected to the dashboard button.
Excellent drive quality. Nice torque, even acceleration. Smooth shifting all the way through the factory 3-speed transmission. Good supple suspension feel. Steering tracks even and straight. Solid responsive braking. There are no fluid leaks to note.
AC has not been tested. Living near Lake Michigan he has never needed to utilize the AC.
Matching steel wheels wear new correctly sized tires.
Previous ownership history, unfortunately, was not retained. He has all service records of work done since his acquisition. Available for review. The owner also has the number of the mechanic who has maintained the car for many years. Comes with original manual, spare tire, and convertible tools.
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