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- Astral Silver Metallic
- Seller: StreetsideTampa
- Phone: 813-501-1630
This 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC has the timeless Mercedes SL premium look in a rarer coupe body. And not only is this an affordable V8 classic, but also has some rare features that were part of this direct German import.
Silver always looks great on a European classic. In fact, you might even notice that this one has the body-hugging European bumpers. This is a German-spec SLC that was imported later in life. That means you get some unique and attractive features, and yet, the speedometer is still in MPH. And this European disinclination adds to the already appealing SLC. It has same look of the R107 Mercedes SL convertible that defined premium motoring for an entire era. But because it was in production for half the time, you get added rarity with the distinctive coupe body. And this example gets to show off that uniqueness with sleek paint, precision-fit panels, and the overall appeal of a well-kept premium Mercedes.
The blue interior is a nice complementing color to the silver exterior. These SLCs are unique that they offer the back seat that you don't get in the SL. Plus, this has all that hallmark features you want, including the glossy wood trim, full VDO gauges, and a Becker Mexico radio. There are also plenty of great classic European touches. Some are fun for display, like Blaupunkt added radio mounted on the side of the console. Others improve the comfort, including the sheepskin-like seat covers. And this Benz has roll up windows. That's attractive for those who don't want to service power units down the road, and Mercedes fans love to point it out because the USA-spec cars didn't have them.
The 450 SLC 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 electronic fuel injection is legendary for its smoothness and torquey attitude. This is a sports car for cruising, and Mercedes was a bit more concerned with engine refinement than all-out acceleration. On the road, this has nice grand touring feel thanks to the coupe's longer wheelbase and fully independent suspension. This was topped off with power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel disc brakes for easy and firm control.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, service manuals, and plenty of maintenance records. You're looking at an affordable V8 classic that has a great story to go with the value. Call today!!!