4.5 Liter V8
This 1979 Mercedes 450 SL has one of the coolest color packages going. So when you have fuel-injected V8 power, robustly built style, and the choice of two tops, you start to see how this bold and premium classic is a terrific buy.
Red is great to have on a classic European touring machine like this. The color is an upgrade later in life that remains quite bold, but Mercedes also knows how to make it look upper-class. So we know you\'ll love the way this looks with the matching hardtop in place. And some of us particularly like the look of the soft top. Red cars often have black roofs, and so the tan adds to this Benz\'s distinction. Plus, it makes for a sophisticated color combo. There are even some nice Mercedes-correct upgrades along the way, like the trunk-mounted brake lights and the later-style 15-inch alloys.
While we like the way this one looks with either roof in place, we absolutely love the top-down presentation. The bright red on the outside coordinates with deeper red inside to give you the exact kind of European elegance you want in a classic like this. You may find areas that can be upgraded or improved, and the value price should leave room in the budget if you choose to do so. But what we like is that it offers a comfortable driver-ready style from day one. Comfortable bucket seats, wood-like trim, and full VDO gauges have a true grand touring feeling. That\'s why you have desirable features like an armrest center console, an AM/FM CD stereo, and upgraded speakers. There are also features like power windows and factory air conditioning, and they will just need servicing to fully function again.
The 450 SL carried one of Mercedes-Benz\'s largest engines during its era, and so when you pop the hood, the engine bay looks like it\'s overflowing with V8 power. The 4.5-liter SOHC motor with fuel injection is legendary for its torque that keeps this an effortless luxury car. The three-speed automatic transmission and fully independent suspension are paired to deliver the ultimate grand touring machine. There are even some nice updates like newer bushings and an updated exhaust. This was topped off with power steering and four-wheel disc brakes for the best all-around control.
The sale comes complete with the owner\'s manual and warranty info. Premium and distinct luxury like this is rarely this affordable. So don\'t miss your chance at this classic drop-top Mercedes. Call today!!!
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