SOLD - 1975 Mercedes 450SL

Thanks for checking out my 1975 450SL with a hardtop. I bought this 450 right here in Asheville for myself and had my own in-house mechanics sort it and freshen it up. This car has had three previous owners and the maintenance book shows that it was bought brand new in Greenville SC, by a lady who lived in Hendersonville NC.

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It shows 32,361 miles on an odometer that stopped working a few years ago, according to the person I bought it from. She also said that it hadn't been used a lot since then, just driven occasionally and that it benefitted from a big service recently. Still, I had my guys go through it from head to toe and do whatever was needed because it was going to be my own driver. 

Here's a list of what we've done since March 2017:

Removed and replaced radiatior, thermostat, shift bushings, master cylinder, new Ansa muffler, spark plugs, spark plug wires, coolant, oil, oil filter, wipers, transmission fluid, transmission shift bushings, carpet, sun visors, sun visor clips, climate control lever arms and rubber door sill covers. We also removed and resealed the windshield and while the carpets were up, we coated and sealed the floors with a rust inhibitor. 

The Good and the BAD... 1) This car looks fantastic from ten feet away, but careful close up inspection will reveal several small dings and the normal wear to paint, bumpers, chrome etc. There is nothing very significant though, with just one larger blemish and bumpy area above the driver side headlight assembly on the side of the car. 2) The coolant line for the a/c has a leak and the freon needs to be replaced on a regular basis. The repair for this is rather labor intensive and I drive it with the top down anyway, so I've left it as it is. Mechanically it is solid, reliable and drives like you would expect a 450SL... powerful, shifts smoothly, all lights and electrics work. It has it's original books, tools and the special keys for removing the hardtop. 

Clean and clear NC title in hand. I've priced this car for a quick local sale. Look around and you'll see that this is a real bargain at this price. I will consider trades of all sorts. 


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