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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Question 1974 450slc "gold edition"

Hi all,
This is my first post on these forums but I have already been gathering a lot of good info here. I recently inherited a 74 450 slc and all the trim is in gold (stars, lettering, above wheel wells, and headlight eyelids). I heard that this is a "gold edition" and not many were produced. I was just wondering if anybody here knows anything about this, any information would be greatly appreciated.

I am interested in restoring this car which requires a good amount cosmetic repairs but the mechanicals are in good shape and it has only a little less then 80 000 kms. If this is not a special edition car in your opinion would the car be more valuable if it were restored to a factory state or as a custom job. By custom I mean custom interior, performance upgrades, and refinished in chrome.

Any advice is welcome
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Welcome aboard 450slc74! There is no "gold edition". Someone just pimped it out by having all that stuff gold plated. It was a fad for a while in the late 70s, early 80s. IMO, you're always best off to restore to original condition.

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Thanks Ron i had a suspicion that was the case.
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