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1978 MERCEDES 450 SL (69,798 MILES UNBELIEVABLE CONDITION FOR 41 YEARS OLD)

Price: US $15,000.00 Item location: Angola, Indiana, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 69798
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1978 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Hagerty Current Values
  • #1 Concours $39,700
  • #2 Excellent $28,300
  • #3 Good $15,400
NADA Current Values
Original MSRP
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price">
Low Retail Value
This vehicle would be in mechanically functional condition, needing only minor reconditioning. The exterior paint, trim and interior would show normal wear, needing only minor reconditioning. May also be a deteriorated restoration or a very poor amateur restoration. Most usable 'as-is'. This column does not represent a 'parts car' or a non-running vehicle.
Note: Some of the vehicles in this publication could be considered 'Daily Drivers' and are not valued as a classic vehicle. When determining a value for a daily driver, it is recommended that the subscriber use the low retail value. ">Low
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Average Retail Value
This vehicle would be in good condition overall. It could be an older restoration or a well-maintained original vehicle. Completely operable. The exterior paint, trim and mechanics are presentable and serviceable inside and out. A "20-footer”.">Average
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High Retail Value
This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well-maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Some vehicles may be considered "matching numbers" vehicles.
Note: This column does not represent a "100 Point" or "# 1" vehicle*.
* A "100 Point" or "# 1" vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concours judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate regulated facility.">High
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Base Price
$13,950 $27,700 $42,000

1978 MERCEDES-BENZ 450 SL 2-DOOR ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE W/ REMOVABLE HARD TOP





DO NOT BID IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING AND ABLE TO PAY! $2,000 deposit due immediately. Full payment due within 3 business days. If you need more than 3 days to make final payment, I will work with you if you have valid reason. Car is available for inspection in NE Indiana zip code 46703.
ABOUT THE CAR:
This car was always cared for as you can see and driven very little and only in good weather I am told from the seller who traded it in to my dealership here in 2019. He said it was never driven in bad weather and garage stored. I was told both tops are "very nice condition" and it was sold to me with 69,798 checked as actual mileage. I noticed that it has what appears to be new fuel pump and new plug wires. The car runs and drives very nicely. I am amazed at the condition for 41 year old car. I have never seen such nice interior on such and old car. This car was traded in to me on a 1968 Camaro SS 396 and I am not knowledgeable in Mercedes, so my apologies for the vague description. The car comes with two car covers, a hoist for removing the hard top and manuals. I looked the car up and the specs show 225hp (250hp SAE) with 4.5L Bosch fuel injected V8 engine. 3-speed automatic transmission. The car has power windows and they roll up and down nicely. Tires have near full tread. Brakes work great! The Hagerty value on this car is $28,000 for excellent and $15,000 for good. I consider this car better than good condition for is age. However, I am very motivated to sell so make an offer. Contact me with any questions.
Disclaimer: I am a classic car dealer. I am required to arrange the auto transport to your out of state address if you do not want to pay sales tax. No warranty expressed or implied. I have put the car in my dealer name but have kept a copy of the prior title showing the mileage as actual dated 2019. I have only owned the car for around 2 weeks. Due to the age of the car the mileages shows exempt on the new Indiana title. I would suspect the engine is the original engine and this is a very original car, but I do not know enough about Mercedes to tell or document this. With that said, I guarantee no parts, options, or features of this car to be "original". Mileage on the odometer as of 5/28/2019 is 69,798. I intend to drive the car to a car show tomorrow so mileage will be slightly higher to anyone who purchases this car. I intend to keep it in 69,000-69,999 for the next buyer. I can give odometer disclosure if requested showing mileage as actual, along with copy of the prior title.