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Is it true there were only 7000 450 slc's made in 1975 I just bought one and I am just curious if the guy was full of it either way I am so happy I got this car its amazing I will post pics soon.
 

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It matter what you mean by "only." The fact they made 7000 doesn't mean there is a scarcity of slc's on the market.
 

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OH I was just wondering if his claim that there were originally 7000 450 slc's made in 1975
is true I dont care much about the scarcity I just want to know if he was pulling my leg......I would have bought the car either way it was way to good of a deal at 1500 american for a well running 450 slc in good shape
 

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The only big problem with the 1975 is that the cats are located on the manifolds inside the engine compartment. Has yours been converted to a later system? Quite a few were due to the excess heat this caused.
 

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Sounds like a reasonable number if a little high. They made a total of like 60k slc's for all the years. Good luck!
 

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The only big problem with the 1975 is that the cats are located on the manifolds inside the engine compartment. Has yours been converted to a later system? Quite a few were due to the excess heat this caused.
All that excess heat under the hood isnt much of a problem during a cold winter drive,,:D
 
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