Mercedes 450SL R107 - August 1974
8cyl 4520cc, 132kw/180hp gasoline, automatic transmission
exterior 419 Ikonengold metallic, interior MB-Tex 163 Mahagoni
Accessories and comments
Raised in the back seat of various Mercedes R/C 107 Roadsters and Coupe’s, these models are one of my favorite classics. Especially the early models without “Gummi Lippe” or front spoiler appeal to my imagination. Many examples have passed my hands in the meantime, the critical places of these models are certainly known. Conditionally, this one exceeds almost every expectation. All screws, bolts, brackets or clamps, all building elements wherever you look are in almost unseen, untouched “factory new” condition. The presence of the manufacturing stamps on the left and right side on the engine, the as new exhaust manifold and many marks are admirable.
A 450SL newly delivered in the USA in the possession of the first lady owner until 2017. “Gehegt und Geflegt” also by the second owner, a well-known Californian collector, and with only real 32.929 Km / 20.581 Mls on the odometer, a true rarity. With the exception of the right A-pillar in factory paint, immaculate MB-Tex interior and first soft-top with crystal-clear windows. A description of the condition of the engine- and trunk compartment with unused spare wheel, as well as the undercarriage and chassis is completely unnecessary, the photos speak for themselves. Not visible, but worth noting is that the rubber boot mat, normally dried out and broken, feels as smooth as if it was made yesterday. Even the boot rubber is still decorated with the factory stamp. After 48 years it is noticeable that there are a few minimal paint damages and that the color has faded slightly when the hard-top has been dismantled. Under the hard-top the color is slightly darker. In our extensive photo report, photos 127 to 133 provide a good picture.
In addition to the beautiful, eye-catching color combination, also optionally richly equipped with the following options:
513 RADIO BECKER EUROPA
531 ANTENNE AUTOMATISCH
580 KLIMAANLAGE BEHR
583 FENSTERHEBER ELEKTRISCH
593 WÄRMEDÄMMENDES GRÜNES GLAS RUNDUM
636 WEGFALL WARNDREIECK
Of course, all booklets, various invoices, the warranty card and the data card are present. Irreplaceable, hard-to-match Sport Leicht.
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