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Astral Silver | Coupé | 4 Speed Auto | 4.5 litre V8 | 16,779 kms | SOLD
Beautifully built, with luscious attention to detail and an air of indestructibility, when it comes to usuable sports classic’s, nothing can surpass a seventies Mercedes-Benz.
In a time when Mercedes-Benz build quality was driven by an engineer’s ballpoint and not ruled by number crunchers, the R107 SL series is perhaps one of their finest and they are rapidly gaining traction as popular undervalued sports classic cars and among them is the very unique and ultra-suave 450 SLC.
The only Benz fixed-head four-seater to be based on a roadster and not a saloon, the SLC was produced as a homologation special allowing Mercedes-Benz to compete in marathon rallies across Africa due to its robust and reliable build, the 450 SLC is powered by a fuel-injected 4.5 litre single overhead cam V8 which produces 225 HP.
A perfect blend of sporting design and GT comfort, the 450 SLC was set-up for German autobahns, where it could comfortably extend its very long legs. Offered with air-con, power steering, power windows, leather trim, pillar-less windows and a sunroof, the SLC is nothing short of sporting luxury.
We are excited to bring to market this beautifully preserved, maintained and totally original Australian delivered 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC delivered new through York Star Motors Sydney in Astral Silver Metallic over a rare blue velour interior trim.
Today this Mercedes-Benz presents in almost unheard-of brand-new condition having travelled an original 16,253 kilometres since new. Sparingly used but never neglected this car has a full Mercedes-Benz dealer service history since delivered.
The exterior is exceptional, the body and panels are tight-shut straight all around, the chrome fittings are perfect from the window surrounds to the front and rear bumpers, the paint still carries a factory glass-like finish and the wheels are like new.
Inside the car features its original velour seats, plush carpets and beautiful dash and controls in exceptional condition, even the original Becker Mexico stereo remains, as if stepping back into a time-capsule this Mercedes-Benz has evidently withstood the test of time like no other.
Accompanying the vehicle is the original plastic MB embossed wallet holding the original books, receipts, two keys, a file containing a host of paperwork including service receipts and old registration certificates and its original jack and toolkit.
Possessing all of the hallmarks that make a Mercedes-Benz so special and rarely found in such outstanding condition, with incredibly low kilometres and great provenance, this very unique 450 SLC is something quite special.