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1978 450 SL for sale $18,000 invested for sale for $2500
1978 450 SL. Beautiful extererior (non original red), great interior. new looking seats, faded carpets and a split in the dash. aftermarket radio.
Perfect, brand new looking soft top (black). Hard top with perfect glass and great chrome.
I bought the car for $7k, spent $4k on the paint job, $5k on the AC (which still doesn't work well), and another couple of thousand fixing fuel system issues.
The car needs a new fuel distributor, and 8 new nozzles. The car ran perfectly 20 miles ago, but it has sat and sat and sat while various vendors have painted and worked on AC, etc and has developed a nasty fuel system issue. The tank needs to be replaced and then the entire fuel system needs to be gone through and cleaned. I just put a new fuel distributor on it, but now they say the junk in fuel system has ruined it and nozzles.
The car has some light rust underneath and will never be a concourse winner, but it is absolutely gourgeous.
I am selling it for $2500. This way, someone out to be able to fix it and enjoy it. The car could also be parted out. I have a video of the car running perfectly before it got sent out again.
Ethanol is evil.
The main issue has been living in rural AL. I can't get anyone to work on it and when they do, it sits for 6-9 months and the fuel system gets worse and worse.
You can call me at 205 Six One Three Six Six 88.