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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Convertible
8-cyl. 4520cc/180hp Bosch FI
2 door roadster
134,196 Miles (odometer not accurate)
Cream with tan leather
Black hard top/dark brown soft top

Vehicle Story:
I purchased this '78 Mercedes convertible at the 2021 Mecum auction in Chattanooga, TN. Since then, it has been garage kept and driven lightly. I have taken it on two "road trips" - the first a 2 hour drive, the second a 5 hour drive. I have never had any issues out of this vehicle. It has not broken down, stalled, etc.

Admittedly, I am not very knowledgeable about classic cars, as this is my first. That being said I'll be as transparent as I can about what's good and what's bad. Since it was purchased at an auction, I didn't have the opportunity to question the seller about its history. If you're interested, I encourage you to do your due diligence inspecting the vehicle before you buy.

It runs great and drives like a sports car - lots of power!
The exterior is in good shape - a few minor scuffs only noticeable close up.
Black hard top in good shape.
Dark brown soft top is in excellent shape - it almost looks new (and it may be).
Interior is in good shape, there are a few places where the leather is worn but not ripped.
Power windows work.
I believe this vehicle to be in original condition with exception of after market stereo.
All original manuals are present.

The odometer is not accurate. When I purchased the vehicle the odometer read 134,196 and it has never moved. Granted, I've probably only put 1,500 miles on it since I purchased it but I don't know when it stopped working.
The air conditioner does not work, nor have I attempted to fix it.
There is a draw on the battery that I do not know the source of. My father installed a quick connect/disconnect lever to the battery, so if I know the vehicle is going to sit for awhile I just disconnect the battery so it doesn't drain completely.
Stereo needs new antenna

Make and Model
TypeClassic Cars
MakeMercedes Benz
Model450 SL
Mileage and Type
Stock #AMS33462
Exterior / Interior
Body StyleConvertible
Exterior ColorCreme
Interior ColorTan Leather
Interior MaterialLeather
Fuel TypeGas
Fuel EconomyCity / Highway

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