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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

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  • Mileage~146,200
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Engine4.5-litre V8
  • LocationRomford

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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

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Introduction

Don Ginn
Professional Consigner

An exceptional late mode 450 SL fitted with the beautifully engineered 4.5-litre V8 engine.

The Mercedes R107 is a beautiful looking car and has matured nicely over the last couple of decades – they are superbly built and deserve the title of ‘over-engineered’. It’s surprising what you can get for your money as they have always been great value when compared to other classics of similar eras/build quality. This is a car you can pull up anywhere in and get admiring glances.

This example is absolutely stunning in Sahara Gold metallic and comes with its factory hardtop too and the big 4.5L V8 with bags or torque; arguably you couldn’t find a better combination.

Terence, the owner, was fortunate enough to win this car in a competition - it was a dream come true but circumstances means he's asked us to find a new owner.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Dom after meeting Terence the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I couldn't believe I had won such a beautiful car - it's just gorgeous and feel lucky to have now have owned one.

As mentioned, Terence won this car in a competition recently. He'd always wanted to own an SL and couldn't believe his luck. Terrence's current circumstances mean he's looking to pass the car on to a new enthusiast that will look after the car and keep it in the excellent condition you see here today.

Terence is happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

Terence
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Exterior

A timeless exterior - it's really difficult to find fault with the quality of this exterior.

Wheels and Tyres

The original alloys are in really good condition as you can see in the images and videos.

The 205/70/14 tyres look in good usable condition, however, we can't see a stamp date on the wall - so for peace of mind it may be prudent to change in the near future.

Bodywork

Well what can we say - the body is exceptional on this example.

Please study all the images and videos to see just how good this bodywork really is.

Being really picky we did notice just a small chip near the fuel filler and a couple of stone chips on the front.

The underside looks in good condition and has of course been treated to a rust preventative coating.

Paint

Just as good as the bodywork - the paint is in excellent condition. It looks even in both finish and texture across the car and looks beautiful in the period gold colour that makes the car so distinctive.

Glass and Trim

The glass and trim also look great across the car.

The fabric hood has a couple of small tears either side at the base - most likely due to being in the stored position. We think it may be possible to repair these without replacing the whole hood, as that is in really excellent condition. Also, as they are at the base then it's unlikely they won't cause any issues and maybe more cosmetic.

Interior

Mercedes got it right with this car - what a wonderful place to sit as you see countries pass you buy.

Seats and Carpets

Both are in excellent condition as you can see from the images. The MB Tex is really hard wearing and almost looks as good today as it was back in the '80s.

Dashboard

Again, no issues with the dashboard and Terence assures us everything is working as expected.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Both original fitment and look in great condition.

Mechanics

Watch the start-up video to hear the glorious sound of that V8 - it sounds awesome.

Engine and Gearbox

This car has the 4.5-litre V8 that was fitted to the 450s right up to 1980 - this car's year. The engine fired up and sounded great as you can see and hear in the On-the-Road video.

Suspension and Brakes

No issues to note here - Terence assures us the drive is exactly what you'd expect with the suspension and braking system working well.

The Drive

Of course we can't go out on our usual on-the-road video, however, we did see the car start and move around the courtyard with no issues. Terence says the cars is lovely to drive with it being very smooth and quiet.

Electrics and Other

The car recently passed an MOT to confirm its roadworthiness.

History and Paperwork

In stunning condition and with MOTs going back to 1993 - this is a very well looked after 450 SL that stands head and shoulders above most for sale right now.

Please take time to study all the images and videos to see just how good this R107 is - Terence is on hand to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

Checks carried out by us; Seller ID, V5C, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
06.04.2021 MOT 146,159
28.06.2019 MOT 146,043
06.07.2018 MOT 145,866
11.07.2017 MOT 145,783
07.07.2016 MOT 145,457
13.05.2015 MOT 145,103
25.03.2014 MOT 144,098
10.11.2010 MOT 143,383
10.11.2009 MOT 142,339
05.03.2008 MOT 140,428
02.03.2007 MOT 137,761
01.03.2006 MOT 135,156
28.01.2005 MOT 131,809
02.02.2004 MOT 126,609
20.02.2003 MOT 124,005
25.02.2002 MOT 120,541
22.11.1998 MOT 111,828
09.12.1997 MOT 109,951
07.12.1996 MOT 107,506
09.12.1995 MOT 103,214
19.01.1994 MOT 94,061
15.12.1994 MOT 98,608
20.01.1993 MOT 91,363
Key Details
  • Model450 SL
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Reg. Date30.05.1980
  • CC4520cc
  • Mileage~146,200
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourSahara Gold
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Interior TrimMB Tex
  • Chassis #107044-22-061863
  • Engine #117985-22-052057
  • MOTYes. Exp. 06.04.2022
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - Clear
  • Former Keepers14
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • OwnedUnder 1yr
  • Key FeatureCondition






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shay

Hi I cannot see any pictures with the hard top on
Does it fit OK?
I can only see pictures of the hardtop with lots of scratches on it, does it need a respray?

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