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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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1979 450 engine and transmission

I bought a 1979 450SL with the intention of using it as a guinea pig for new parts fabrication, so I don't need the engine or tranny. Approx. 175XXX miles on the car, tranny was dealer rebuilt a short while ago. Engine is tired but doesn't have any problems that I'm aware of, timing chain is tight. A few parts have been robbed off of the top and front of the engine, but most of it is still there. $750 or best offer, $500 if you come help me pull 'em. Contact me through email at 81vette4speed@suddenlink.net
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Body is straight and very nearly rust free, I'd consider a good offer on the whole car...
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 11:06 PM
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glad to hear you're going ahead with your project!

Seems like tough sailing trying to sell any 107 SL right now. I gave up for now on trying to move mine, not one call, email, or PM regarding it in two months. Guess everyone who wants one has one, literally. And since I don't think I want to keep mine, that means there is one extra. Macroeconomics 101?

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 06:32 PM
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Hey Guys ,
I purchased a very beautiful 450slc 5.0 . I discussed my purchase without inspection on this site before. After working with three different mercedes repair shops and putting additional 3K into this car ( tie rods, battery ,shocks , and brakes ) I am lookingv to pass it onto someone who wants to rescue this euro 5.0 . It needs transmission mounts but no transmission work. exhaust has slight leak . Interior is perfect velour. only needs passenger sunvisor. AC needs attention, but these coups are great with all windows down. previous owner repaired block with epoxy and this is the rub. Someone who has an engine or wants to repair this one will have a rare 5.0 to blast around with. I have put more money into this than I wish I had. it would be a shame to part this car out from california without rust at all. Louvers , Dash ,back window are all perfect. Dark brown exterior and green velour interior > REAL EURO look .anyone interested and I will text pix of car. Small bumpers , Euro headlights ....... clean car. all responses appreciated with any suggestions or leads to someone interested in a new project.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-30-2013, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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I need a good hard top and set of manual window regulators for this car, would swap the engine and tranny for those parts if anyone has some to trade. Need this engine out of the way, close to ready to start building the LS subframe.
Again, this is a very recent tranny rebuild, done by MB mechanic. Timing chain in the engine is tight, definitely not a blown up engine, just some miles.
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