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I'm going to look at a 1979 450SLC 5.0 this weekend. Are there any areas of concern I should look out for on these cars?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
 

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Are there any areas of concern I should look out for on these cars?
Only the ones detailed in about 3800 threads already. Besides that, nothing. Doing a search for "rust" will bring up many.
 

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Only the ones detailed in about 3800 threads already. Besides that, nothing. Doing a search for "rust" will bring up many.
I did do a search for 450 SLC 5.0, and yes there were many results, but only went through a few hundred, and did not see anything specific on what to look out for on this particular model. Do you have any knowledge on the subject you can share?
 

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I did do a search for 450 SLC 5.0, and yes there were many results, but only went through a few hundred, and did not see anything specific on what to look out for on this particular model. Do you have any knowledge on the subject you can share?
OK, I added rust to my search and that did help.

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I'd also have a good look at the interior as many euro models have cloth interior. The velour in my car is getting ragged and the replacement material is both very expensive and hard to find.
 

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I'd also have a good look at the interior as many euro models have cloth interior. The velour in my car is getting ragged and the replacement material is both very expensive and hard to find.
It has leather, and the front seats and carpeting need refurbishing.
 

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Bargain hard. The seller will not have a lot of lookers.
 

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I love the look, looks really clean. I even love the gold color, great car. I'd like it more if it had cloth interior, but then it would be even more tattered.
 

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That was my old car. If anyone on this forum decides to buy it, I think I still have a couple of nicknacks for it like some touch up paint for the paint job and a remote for the stereo.

I put a lot of work into this car.
 
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