1977 Mercedes Benz 450SL
Introducing a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL in Black exterior and grey leather interior and impeccable showroom kept condition.
The Mercedes-Benz SL name has always signified a certain level of automotive style and sophistication, and each new generation seems both to define and be defined by its era. Such was the case when the R107 model SL came on the scene in 1972 as a replacement for the popular 230/250/280SL W113 series. The family of models existed with minimal changes until 1989, a remarkable production run for a luxury convertible.
With the R107, Mercedes debuted a V-8 engine in the convertible lineup, which was necessary given the new SLs relative girthy 3,400-pound weight. Styling was typically conservative and somewhat reminiscent of the pagoda top cars, and despite dimensions more or less the same, the R107 appeared to be much larger.
The first-year cars were dubbed 350SL in keeping with the model designation for Europe, despite actually carrying a 4.5-liter V-8 underhood. The fuel-injected V-8 featured an overhead cam and delivered 230 horsepower. It was paired with a three-speed automatic, with no manual transmission on offer. Suspension was fully independent and four-wheel disc braking was standard.
For 1973, the cars name was revised and 450SL would be the model designation moving forward. Also revised this year was the way in which horsepower was rated, and the new SAE net meant the 450SLs power was listed at 190 hp. The following year, the 450SL grew large safety bumpers front and rear in keeping with federal regulations. In 1975, emissions requirements reduced output to 180 hp with the addition of a catalytic converter.
This car has been garage kept all of its life and it shows, showcasing no damage or wear to the leather seats, or arm rests. Soft top is in perfect condition, as the hard top is being used. Comes with two sets of floor mats, one unused set, original soft top boot cover, owners manual, and even has the original emergency kit, with the original band-aids from 1977, talk about one well kept Mercedes. Everything is in working condition with zero to no wear, this is one 450SL you do not want to pass on.
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