1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL 87417 Miles Beige / Tan Convertible 4.5 Liter V8 Auto

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: --
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 87,417
  • VIN: 10704412062468
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 4.5 Liter V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: --
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1980 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class -- Description

"With V8 engines increasingly common aboard full-size Mercedes sedans during the late '60s it was inevitable that a V8-powered SL would appear. But in 1972 few would have expected that the new SL (code-named "R107" inside Mercedes) would define personal luxury cars for almost two decades and over that time be powered by eight different engines. The story is that while it was under development at Mercedes the R107 was referred to as "der Panzerwagen" because it weighed more than 3400 pounds - th...at's 300 or so more than the Pagoda but still slightly short of a battle tank. Compared to the Pagoda SL the R107's wheelbase was 2.5 inches longer and it was about a quarter-inch wider and a quarter-inch lower. However the styling with horizontal headlights (paired round ones in North America single squarish units in the rest of the world) and fluted rear taillights made the new car appear much wider. Some criticized the car for being "Americanized." Americanized or not it sold better than ever." This 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL is a fine example of what luxury meant for that era and stands tall today with a great book of history and wonderful work completed regularly in order to keep this vehicle in such good condition. The car's factory options include: automatic transmission power assisted steering power brakes fully independent suspension power assisted four wheel disc brakes limited slip differential automatic antenna Halogen head and fog lamps. The exterior shines nicely in its Crème exterior paint and sharp Black painted top. This is a ride ready to be enjoyed in the warm or colder days. Without doubt this is one of the finest classically beautiful roadster designs built by Mercedes-Benz probably the last classically beautiful convertible series they built and now becoming more desirable and collectible than ever before. To see over 80 photos of this car including under carriage please visit our website