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1978 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Price: US $5,765.00

1978 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
1978 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class1978 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Technical details

Number of Cylinders:8
Drive Side:Left-hand drive
Disability Equipped:No
Interior Color:Red
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Exterior Color:Red
Vehicle Title:Clean
Drive Type:RWD
Body Type:Convertible
Power Options:Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
:“Very Nice Condition throughout. Please see photos and the detailed description in the listing.”
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Public info

Car location:Carson City, Nevada, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Last update:10.10.2019

Additional Info

Mercedes Benz 450SL 1978

Odometer reading at time of listing: 55,130

Red with Black Interior

History: This car came from a estate in Carson City. I have prior registration records that date back to 2009 and 2 major service records. Mileage from the 2013 record shows it had 50,993. Mileage from the 2014 record shows it had 51,864. It has been apparently stored most of its life in California and Nevada. I tried to get a CARFAX for more history but it is too old to be in their system. 

Options: These were sold fully loaded. With Removable Factory Hard Top. It has been fitted with later, Larger Mercedes Factory SL Rims with 225-60R-15 Tires that have 80+ tread remaining. Spare tire looks never used. Comes with Original Owners Manual. Aftermarket Stereo with working power antenna.

Exterior Condition: Paint is bright and glossy with no peeling or fading. It has had a high quality re-paint some time back and shows no evidence of body damage or repairs. The paint color appears original as the engine bay is the same color. The original soft top is Beautiful with clear windows and has no rips, tears or repairs. Some of the rubber weatherstripping is aged. No rust under carpets. All chrome trim is Excellent.

Interior Condition: Excellent overall. Drivers seat has a repairable 3" separation at a seam. Dash top has had a cap installed. All carpeting is original and excellent. For a 42 year old roadster, it is much better than average.

Mechanical Condition: Starts right up and transmission shifts fine. I have driven the car up to 80 MPH and it runs smooth. I changed the oil/filter, put in new fuel filter, new spark plugs, and replaced the muffler with a new high performance Bosla, as the original has a leak from the car not being driven. All gauges and lights work.

Things that need attention: Air conditioning does not work. The air conditioning system looks intact. The compressor spins but no belt is attached. The hazard light switch/relay needs replacing. This also controls the turn signals and is a common problem. At the time of posting I have not been able to find one as these are specific to the 1[hidden information] models. Runs a little rough when cold. It probably needs the fuel injectors cleaned or replaced? This is a 42 year old car and is not "Perfect". 

Clean, Clear NV Title. This car has No Lein's or Title "problems".

Viewing / Inspection: Car is in Carson City NV. Please call to set up a time to view. 
This is a Real Auction. To be fair to all, Auction will not be ended early and their is no "buy now" option.  

Payment: $500.00 deposit via PayPal at auction close, balance is cash on delivery. If picked up, sale can be completed at the DMV or at a bank in Carson City. 

This is a Very Nice Classic Early Best Quality All German Made Mercedes in Nice Condition. I just have too many "Projects" right now.
If you have any questions, call Randy at 775.Seven Two one,5527.

Delivery: Can be picked up in person or buyer can arrange shipping. In my experience, costs vary Greatly, shop around for a quote.
Check out my "Feedback", I am a Honest Seller and describe items accurately.
Please! If you are a car dealer or broker do not bother calling unless you want to buy it. I don't need any "Help" in selling this car!

Thank You! 

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