1978 Mercedes Benz 450SL W107 R107 LIKE NEW, RUST FREE 450 SL 350SL 300SL 560SL

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: SL Sports Licht
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 87,175
  • VIN: 107.044.12-048435
  • Color: 404 Milan Brown Metallic
  • Engine size: 4.5L
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Cognac
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Interested? Contact seller!

1978 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL Sports Licht Description

Original miles, two owners, AC blows cold and everything works???YES. ALL TRUE. After I learned that, I decided to give this car a second look. Normally we don’t buy R107 simply because they are abandoned and can be found everywhere for all sorts of money. However, as cheesy it sounds, this car is special. After I examined it, test drove it, and looked at other ones where people are asking $15,000 and more for JUNK, I decided that this car is definitely worth my attention. SOLID, rust free, mechanically sound, cosmetically beautiful and with relatively low miles, this car should not last more than a week on eBay. The car turns on a dime and turns heads EVERYWHERE you go. This is a once in a lifetime chance to own a CLASSIC that will only go UP in value and exhibit class sophistication and style for extremely low price. This is the car that you can spend some small change and enjoy for the rest of your life, pass it on to your kids and grandkids, and one day it will be worth enough to send someone to college. The engine is strong as it can be. Automatic transmission shifts smoothly and makes it a lot of fun to drive. Thevehicle starts runs and drives well; it could easily be used as a daily driver. Tires have about 70-80% left on them. Nice, presentable every-day driver that does not need any work in order to be enjoyed immediately. Car has no problem developing high speeds and tires are not pulling in any direction. The car can be exported, transferred and registered in any state. Here are some Historical Facts in case you don’t know much about this car: TheMercedes-Benz R107 and C107areautomobileswhich were produced by Mercedes Benzfrom 1971 through 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by the automaker, after the G class. They were sold under the SL (R107) and SLC (C107) model names as the 280 SL, 280 SLC, 300 SL, etc. up to the 560 SL. The R107 replaced the W113SL-Class in 1971 and was replaced by the R129SL-Class in 1989. The SLC replaced the W111Coupé in 1971 and was replaced by the C126S-class coupe in 1981. The R107 took the chassis components of the midsize Mercedes Benzmodel and mated them initially to the M116 and M117 V8 engines used in the W108, W109 and W111 series. The SL variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top and optional hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench. The SLC (C107) derivative was a 2 door hardtop coupe with normal rear seats. The SLC is commonly referred to as an 'SL coupe', and this was the first time that Mercedes-Benz had based a coupe on an SL roadster platform rather than on a saloon, replacing the former saloon-based 280/300 SE coupé in Mercedes lineup. The SLC was replaced earlier than the SL, with the model run ending in 1981, with a much larger model, the 380 SECand 500SEC based on the new S class. 1971-1976 350SLC coupe — note longer wheelbase and rear pillar with louvres Volume production of the first R107 car, the 350 SL, started in April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars; the 350 SLC followed in October. Sales in North America began in 1972, and cars wore the name 350 SL, but had a larger 4.5L V8 (and were renamed 450 SL for model year 1973); the big V8became available on other markets with the official introduction of the 450 SL/SLC on non-North American markets in March 1973. UScars sold from 1972 through 1975 used the Bosch D Jetronic fuel injection system, an early electronic engine management system. From July 1974 both SL and SLC could also be ordered with a fuel-injected 2.8Lstraight 6as 280 SL and SLC. US models sold from 1976 through 1979 used the Bosch K Jetronic system, an entirely mechanical fuel injection system. All US models used the 4.5 liter engine, and were called 450 SL/SLC. In September 1977 the 450 SLC 5.0 joined the line. This was a special version of the big coupé, featuring a new all-aluminum five-liter V8, aluminum alloy bonnet and boot-lid, and a black rubber rear spoiler, along with a small front-lip spoiler. The 450SLC 5.0 was produced in order to homologate the SLC for the 1978 World Rally Championship. Mercedes-Benz 560 SL (Japan) Starting in 1980, US cars were equipped with lambda control, which varied the air/fuel mixture based on feedback from an oxygen sensor. The 350, 450 and 450 SLC 5.0 models (like the 350 and 450 SL) were discontinued in 1980 with the introduction of the 380 and 500 SLC in March 1980. At the same time, the cars received a very mild makeover; the 3-speedautomaticwas replaced by a four-speed unit. The C107 SLC has had a successful rally career The 280, 380 and 500 SLC were discontinued in 1981 with the introduction of the W126 series 380 and 500 SEC coupes. A total of 62,888 SLCs had been manufactured over a ten-year period of which just 1,636 were the 450 SLC-5.0 and 1,133 were the 500 SLC. Both these models are sought by collectors today. With the exception of the SL65 AMG Black Series, the SLC remains the only fixed roof Mercedes-Benz coupe based on a roadster rather than a sedan. Following the discontinuation of the SLC in September 1981, the 107 series continued initially as the 280, 380 and 500 SL. At this time, theV8 Engineswere re-tuned for greater efficiency, lost a few hp and consumed less fuel- this largely due to substantially higher (numerically lower) axle ratios that went from 3.27:1 to 2.47:1 for the 380 SL and from 2.72:1 to 2.27:1 for the 500 SL. From September 1985 the 280 SL was replaced by a new 300 SL, and the 380 SL by a 420 SL; the 500 SL continued and a 560 SL was introduced for certain extra-European markets, most notably the USA. Also in 1985, the Bosch KE Jetronic was fitted. The KE Jetronic system varied from the earlier, all mechanical system by the introduction of a more modern engine management "computer", which controlled idle speed, fuel rate, and air/fuel mixture. The final car of the 18 years running 107 series was a 500 SL painted Signal red, built on August 4, 1989; it currently resides in the Mercedes-Benz museum inStuttgart, Germany. Now here are some highlights: ·Great running engine that starts right away and idles perfectly. ·87,175 ORIGINAL MILES!!! ·SOFT TOP looks like new. ·INTERIOR LOOKS WELL PRESERVED or NEW old Stock. Unrealistically new. ·HEADLINER LOOKS LIKE NEW. ·WORKING AC ·100%,rust-free. Original color 404 Milan Brown Metallic. ·Matching numberson car chassis, engine, transmission, paint, and we have the ORIGINAL RADIO as well. ·Hood, hardtop and horseshoe have matching numbers as well. ·The car runs and drives beautifully. (Had no problem going 90MPH-180KM+. I could have gone faster but speed limit was only 70MPH) ·Windows roll up and down smoothly. ·All lights work. ·Horn, turn signals everything works as it should. ·ALL Chrome looks great. ·All hoses and belts are in great shape not dried out like you would expect. ·Service is up to date. Values. Please do not inquire about the reserve. It is more than reasonable and far less than what experts say it is worth. This is not a rotisserie restoration, but just a great car that looks and drives great. This is car values according to the experts. Please click on the NADA link below to see the values. After you see the values than you be the judge of what condition is the car is considered to be in. NADAguides Price Report 10/31/2016 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 2 Door Roadster Values
Base Price $26,562 $14,150 $26,700 $38,900
TOTAL PRICE: $26,562 $14,150 $26,700 $38,900
Terms of sale: Because this is a classical car, the seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. Vehicle is sold in the AS-IS Condition. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any statements about the vehicle. $500Non refundable depositvia PayPal within 24 hours after the end of the auction. The balance (cash, money order, bank check or wire transfer) is due7 days after the end of the auction. If this is not done in 24 hours the car will simply be offered to the next person in line as a second chance offer and negative feedback will be given regardless of retaliation. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! I am sorry, but too many non paying bidders there. 0 Feedback and non paying bidders might be canceled any time of the auction. Anyone that bids on the car and retracts the bid will be blocked forever. All potential buyers are more than welcome to inspect the vehicleBEFORE the end of theauction. FEES: Since we are a licensed Florida dealership, we HAVE to collect TAX, TAG, TITLE and DEALERSHIP fees ONLY for Florida residents (call us if you want exact quote BEFORE you put a bid please). All other states pay $495.00 dealership fee ONLY. (It includes us doing the paperwork, overnighting it to which ever state you are in and issuing temporary tag that is good for 30 days) Shipping: You are more than welcome to pick the car up yourself or arrange your own shipping, but if you don’t know anything about it and need help I will be glad to arrange the shipping. Shipping in the continental USis about $700.00- $850.00 from coast to coast, similar prices from Florida to N.Y. If you are somewhere in between use common sense and figure it out, or email me and I can give you quote by the next day. Shipping would be paid COD. WE NOW SHIP TO NIGERIA FOR $1100.00 AND RUSSIA FOR $980.00 (RO-RO) The shipping to Europe from Florida would cost about$ 800.00 (Ro-Ro) WE CAN ARRANGE SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!! Contact us for a quote and if you have any questions or offers 1-(904)994-2021