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FS: 1974 Mercedes 450SL Convertible with Removeable Hardtop $8,000.00

Vintage 1974 chocolate brown Mercedes 450 SL roadster with removable hard top in very good condition. A real head turner. 8-cylinder engine drives like velvet. Kept in CA until 2007 and garaged over the winter in Vermont, so little to no rust. All original parts, except new canvas soft top, replacement CD player, and items recently serviced as noted below. Car is being sold as-is, but since the car recently had major services performed that should keep it in good running condition for another 20-30k miles (knock on wood), the price is firm at $8,000.00 with a little room for negotiation, but not much. I recently drove the car from Vermont to Brooklyn, and it was a beautiful drive with no problems whatsoever.

August 2010:
Replaced fuel pump
Replaced tires with 4 new aggressive all-season tires
Front sway bar links rebuilt
Breather hoses replaced
Air filter replaced
Rear differential serviced

September 2010:
New front and rear brakes

The car had some pioneering technology for its day, including:
Cruise Control, Power Antenna, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, Rear Defrost.

As would be expected with a 35-year old original, there is some wear on the paint and the interior, but nothing I would deem earth shattering. The car has good bones and is fun to drive as-is or would be an excellent project car to upgrade over time.

Call or text (646) 322-8209 if you have any questions.



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I don't know if this is a post and run or not. If you do check back here I have a few questions.

1. What is the mileage.
2. Has the subframe recall been done.
3. When were the last time the timing chain, guides and tensioner replaced or serviced.
4. Are there any service records other than what you have done.
5. When were the flex discs last inspected and or replaced.
6. Does the AC work.
7. What condition is the hood pad in or is it missing.
8. Has it ever been wrecked.
9. Why is the soft top not tight.


Headrests. No longer available from MB. ($200.00 used on ebay)
Seat covers in MBTex $400.00
LR Bumper rubber $130.00
Fix paint chips properly several hundred.

Cars value in current condition. 4K-5K. Deduct for any hidden rust in trunk, floorboards, rockers or under battery.
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