This lovely 1978 Mercedes 450SL has only had two keepers since 1984, the current keeper since 1995. With only 120471 recorded on the clock, there is a fully stamped Mercedes history up to 80869 in 1987 but then there are old mots and bills for work done that look to point to this being correct but cannot be warranted. Prior to being taken of the road for refurbishment in 2006 the car received a new fuel pump, brakes all round, wheel bearings and exhaust, plus MOT at 119483 miles and the cost of £1420.00. Re-emerging for its next MOT in 2016 with 119501 and its current one, through to April 2018 at 120141 recorded miles. So only a total of 978 recorded miles in the last 11 years.
Body work is very good, with very good rear arches, nice bright paint work and exterior chrome. Interior looks to be original and in good order, just a wear patch on the driver’s seat base (now covered by a small piece of matching material to effect a temporary repair). The soft top is in excellent order with a good rear window and the original factory hard top is with the car and in good shape.
The legendary V8 under the bonnet fires straight up and shows excellent oil pressure and the auto box selects its gears as designed.
A rare opportunity to buy what is probably one of the fastest appreciating classic cars on the market today.
NOTE: If you search the MOT history etc on the internet, the previous personal plate registration of the car was 8 FAU