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1972 Mercedes Benz 350SL

4.5L FI V8 4-Speed Automatic

$14,595

4.5L FI V8 4-Speed Automatic

$14,595


Stock #1029-HOU
Price: $14,595
Year Make Model: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL
Engine: 4.5L FI V8
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 114,983 ( actual )
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Beige

  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Player
  • Leather Interior
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Seatbelts

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Now up for grabs at Gateway Classic Cars in our Houston location is this very rare 1972 Mercedes Benz 350sl. 1971 marked the beginning of the now famous and highly sought after R107 chassis 2-seat convertible roadster. This line of the model started as 350SL coupes in 1971 with a 3.5L V8, but in 1972 they upgraded to the much more powerful and reliable 4.5L V8 but this is where this cars rarity comes into play, only for 72’ was the car denoted as a 350SL but was outfitted with the larger 4.5L V8. In 1973 they shifted the name to 450SL to fall in line with the engine liter size, just as they do today in their new cars. Since it was a new model to the brand at the time the production numbers weren’t that high thus adding to these early models appreciation value. There are not many on the market for sale in this condition as many suffer from rust issues.

The car is outfitted with a strong running 4.5L V8 that utilizes the reliable Bosch D Jetronic fuel injection electronic engine management system. With less than 115k actual miles on the car the power plant has plenty of life in her. The V8 is paired to a smooth shifting 3-speed automatic transmission that provides enough acceleration power but also gives a nice driving experience that the SL line is so well known for. The drive train seems solid from front to back and the car is fun to drive.

Looking at the car drive by you’ll be drawn in by the very recent & refreshed new paint job. It was repainted back to its original color and it came out very well. The body panels are appear to be original to the car. The doors open & close with ease and the body panel gaps align & are even. Of course, this is almost a 50-year-old car that is mostly original. It isn’t a concourse car, but still shows well. The light lenses & their houses are in a great shape with no cracks. The grill, bumpers, & emblems are in very nice condition.

Stepping into the driver’s seat you will find a very nice saddle colored interior that looks great & has been partially refreshed with new seats. The door panels, carpet, rear deck area, headliner, & dash are in superb condition for 46 years old. The owner was going to update the center console vent controls with a later model, but wanted to keep the car original in case the new owner would prefer that. The seats are very comfortable and soft to the touch. The interior just allows you to slip in and enjoy your time cruising around town. While you are zooming around the city the owner installed an aftermarket radio & speakers. The convertible top is new and operates with ease. The top is in very nice condition with no tears or rips, the plastic in the back is clear and generally looks great against the black body & saddle colored interior.

The car has been well maintained and garage kept for most of its life. There has been several updated and replaced items on the car. Looking at the engine bay you will see a very clean and tidy area that has many items in very new & nice condition. Coolant hoses, brake master cylinder, spark plug wires & ignition parts, fuel pump, exhaust, & many other noticeable items have been maintained/serviced. The car is rust free and will only go up in value as these classic Mercedes SL’s become rarer every day. Don’t miss your chance to get a piece of history and call us with an offer today! To see all the HD pictures and video please go to http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/HOU/1029/1972-mercedes-benz-350-sl. For even more information on this 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL located in our Houston showroom come by and see us or contact the showroom at (832)243-6220 or email the showroom at Houston@GatewayClassicCars.com

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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL


Engine: 4.5L V8
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 219,023 ( actual )

Gateway Classic Cars of Houston is excited to offer this charming 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL! This one is powered by the top of the line (for the year) 4.5l V8 gasoline engine mated to an automatic transmission that was replaced in 2004. The car is set up like it came from the factory with no aftermarket modifications and no non-working items except for the antenna. It features the Dayton Cross Bead Lace wire wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The interior was replaced with new original style carpet and vinyl on door panels in 2005 due to wear and to restore the condition. Inside you will find the original tan perforated leather seats in both the front and back. It features power steering, power assisted drum brakes, seat belts, A/C, cruise control, power windows, AM/FM/CD and the removable hardtop. In 2004 the car was repainted Jet Black as a preference over the factory metallic copper, 90% of the seals in the doors, trunk, windows, hard top and windows were replace, the dashboard was also redon by Mercedes, 3rd member was replaced and the convertible top was replaced in 2005. In 2003 the engine received a timing chain replacement, plugs and plug wires. This car was dubbed the R107 and C107 for its production, with the SL being the R107. North America was the key market for this personal luxury car with 2/3 of total production being sold here. This beautiful is in our Houston showroom. Come by and see us at 1910 Cypress Station Dr #200, Houston, TX 77090. You can contact the showroom at (832)243-6220 or email the at Houston@GatewayClassicCars.com

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL


Engine: V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 122,296 ( actual )

For sale in our Fort Lauderdale showroom is this elegant and highly sought after 1973 Mercedes Benz 450SL. Since 1954 Mercedes Benz produced the SL = Sports Lightweight series. The one we have for sale in our South Florida showroom is in great condition. Only up until 1973 did Mercedes deliver the W107 series with “small European” bumpers to the United States and this style looks so much better. This 450SL looks as good as they come, and it even drives better. It is so nice to drive the car. There are no squeaks or rattles. The A/C pumps out cold air and the old Becker radio still plays the tunes. The powerful 4.5L engine runs like a champ and the transmission shifts through all gears with ease. The paint presents itself in beautiful condition on a great body. The body lines up beautifully. Open the door and you will find a clean and amazing interior. No cracks in the dash or rips in the leather seats. The soft top looks like brand new and the 450SL also comes with the hardtop. If you are looking for an early W107 Mercedes Benz 450SL this is the one you want to have. It will look great in your garage. Take good care of the car like the previous owner and you will enjoy the car for another 45 years without a problem. The car comes with its Owner Manual, Maintenance Booklet and other documentation. This Benz is also a good investment. We know where classic Mercedes values can go. Don’t wait too long and give us a call today. Let it ride!!! To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1973 Mercedes Benz 450SL, please visit gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954) 227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com

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1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC

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Engine: 4.5L FI V8
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 71,814 ( actual )

For sale in our Houston showroom is this well maintained 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC. Propelled by a healthy 4.5L V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission, this is one peppy roadster! This autobahn-worthy coupe has recently been updated with a new master cylinder, new coolant and fuel hoses and lines, and was repainted in its original deep blue metallic hue about 4 years ago. This is a 3 owner car: the current owner purchased it from the brother of the original purchaser, so its history is compact. With just under 72,000 original miles on the odo, this Merc has plenty of miles left in it. Twist the key on this gorgeous German roadster and hear the OHC 4.5L V8 spin to life, ready to give you a smile from ear to ear, as you slip it into drive and begin to escape your problems while you enjoy a cruise on the back roads in this wonderful example of German engineering. Turn up the tunes on the Alpine CD head unit, and bask in the comfort of the superbly engineered leather M-B seats, which have been designed for the long haul touring comfort at the autobahn speeds it's capable of being driven at all day. Don’t let this Mercedes be the one that got away! Options include: AM/FM/CD Radio, Aluminum Wheels, Cruise Control, Leather Seating surfaces, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Sunroof, Radial Tires, and Seat Belts. For more information on this ‘74 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC, please call the Houston showroom at (832) 243-6220; or email us at "Houston@GatewayClassicCars.com". To see more of it, go to our website: www.GatewayClassicCars.com, where you'll see HD photos and an HD video of it in operation. Alternatively, if you want to see it in person, come to our Houston Showroom, located at 1910 Cypress Station Dr., Unit 200, Houston, TX 77090.

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Engine: 2.8L I6
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 77,488 ( undocumented )

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1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

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Engine: 4.5L V8
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 53,823 ( undocumented )

For sale in our Chicago showroom is this sporty 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL. Propelled by a healthy 4.5L V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission, this is one peppy roadster! This convertible has not one, but two convertible tops; a hard top and a soft top. A lot of attention has gone into bringing this vintage Mercedes up to speed. This vehicle has recently had some good service done, including a refresh of a charging system by having a new alternator and battery installed. New tie rods were fitted to keep the German suspension operating as intended, and a full alignment was performed to make sure no abnormal tire wear was observed. Spin the crank on this gorgeous German roadster and hear the 4.5L V8 flutter to life, ready to give you a smile from ear to ear. Feel the wind in your hair, smell the sweet summer air, and listen to the soft burble of the exhaust as you escape your problems and enjoy a cruise on the back roads in this wonderful example of German engineering. With roughly $10,000 of preventative maintenance over the last two years invested, there are many miles left in this classy roadster to be driven. Don’t let this Mercedes be the one that got away! Options include: AM/FM/Cassette player, Manual convertible top, Hub Caps, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seat Belts, and a Vinyl Interior. For more information on this ‘74 Mercedes-Benz 450SL, contact our Chicago showroom at (708) 444-4488 or Chicago@GatewayClassicCars.com. For more HD photos and an HD video of this vehicle, visit our website at www.GatewayClassicCars.com.

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Engine: 5 Cylinder
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 41,913 ( undocumented )

Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando is proud to offer this low-mileage vintage 1976 Mercedes Benz 300D for sale. The W115-114 Chassis became a very successful platform for Daimler-Benz, and provided customers with more precise handling, superior road surface irregularity damping and isolation, a more comfortable interior, and more modern styling than previous chassis had, with its newer, smoother lines. The interior of this ‘Benz shows you what German luxury was all about in the 1970’s and features larger seating areas covered in MB-Tex upholstery, wood grain interior trim, a large steering wheel, and easy to operate controls. Under the hood is Mercedes' venerable, nearly-bulletproof inline 5-cylinder diesel engine. Its ability to deliver near-gasoline-engine-like acceleration was a combined result of its seamless torque delivery, and smooth-shifting automatic gearbox; which gave the 300D's the ability to easily reach highway speeds without the typical "diesel drama" that lesser diesels were known for (you know - the wait, wait, wait, ahh, now we're moving! experience). Merging onto freeway on-ramps was no longer something that one had to plan well in advance for, to avoid being rear-ended by cars already moving at speed. In addition to being well known and popular for their looks, these cars were touted for reliability and durability, with many of them reaching the vaunted "Million Mile" club; and, like this low-mileage example, are still on the road today. Options on this Mimosa Yellow beauty include cruise control, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power locks, power windows, air conditioning, power sunroof, AM/FM radio, seat belts, radial tires, and color-matched painted wheel covers. This classic has been well kept for its entire life and is ready to provide its next lucky owner with many years and many more miles of fine driving. This is the one you want to own. This 1976 Mercedes 300 D is sale in our Orlando Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at Orlando@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Orlando Showroom, located at 635 Century Point Suite 101, Lake Mary, FL 32746. See more at: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/ORD/1182/1976-Mercedes-Benz-300D

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Engine: I-6
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 35,909 ( undocumented )

For sale in our Fort Lauderdale showroom we proudly present this 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280C. The 280C was a 2 door coupe variant of the W114 chassis sedans. The coupe variants featured styling which was sleek yet understated at the same time. This example was of the first year of the slightly restyled body with a lower hood line and broader grill than before. While the W114 chassis dates back to 1968 the design was kept fresh with the removal of quarter windows in the front door and Mercedes’ soon to be signature ribbed (for your safety) tail lights. The W114 chassis, much like all Mercedes-Benz models from this era, is an extremely durable and reliable car. This example is an unrestored “survivor” and truly does show how well these cars hold up with simple routine maintenance. Cosmetically this car is in very fine shape. Its original silver paint still shows very well and proves what masters of paint Mercedes-Benz was at the time. Complementing the Silver paint is a tan interior giving the entire car a classic look. Powering the vehicle is the original spec 2.8 Liter M110 inline six cylinder engine. As any Mercedes aficionado will tell you, the M110 series of engines is extremely reliable and will pack on the miles with pleasure. This 280C is equipped with air conditioning, AM/FM radio, cruise control, power steering, seat belts, leather interior, and radial tires. To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280C, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954) 227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com

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Engine: 5.5L V8 F 24V
Transmission: 5 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 86,408 ( actual )

Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando Florida is proud to offer This 2003 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG. Though most people do not realize the Mercedes Benz company’s origins are rooted in the early racing scene. One of probably the most notorious stories was in 1934 Alfred Neubauer, head engineer at the time, directed his crew to grind off all the paint on their factory backed race cars. It had nothing to do with looks but about weight. The company has come a long way since 34 with their biggest priorities being luxury and safety. This 2003 has both but those three little letters behind it is what makes this droptop so special. This 03 has a clean AutoCheck and is ready to hit the open road. Under the hood is the hand-built Supercharged 5.5 LTR V8 that is putting out just shy of 500 ponies. Capable of turning out quarter miles times in the high 12’s this is one luxury hotrod that is as fast as it is beautiful. Of course, with that kind of speed brakes are not your average setup. The 14.2-inch rotors on the front and 13’s in the rear are drilled and vented to stay cool under pressure. The eight piston calipers increase the clamping force tremendously and bringing this droptop down to a halt in very respectable distances. Hit the button and watch as the AMG becomes a transformer, the trunk kicks up as the steel roof is lowered away. Hit the other button and watch as the hideaway roll bar comes up. The interior is full of fun stuff with the bucket seats being covered in some of the nicest leather you have ever seen. If you have been wanting to get one of the nicest fastest droptop’s to ever hit the streets but can’t justify the 6 figure selling prices on newer ones. This well-maintained example could be the right way to go. Options on this 2003 Mercedes Benz Sl55 AMG include, AC, AM/FM/CD, Power Convertible Top, Power Windows, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Cruise Control, Tilt Steering, Leather Interior, and Aluminum Alloy Wheels wrapped in Radial Tires. This 2003 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG is for sale in our Orlando Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at Orlando@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Orlando Showroom, located at 635 Century Point Suite 101, Lake Mary, FL 32746. See more at: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/ORD/1200/2003-Mercedes-Benz-SL55-AMG

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL


Engine: V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 122,296 ( actual )

For sale in our Fort Lauderdale showroom is this elegant and highly sought after 1973 Mercedes Benz 450SL. Since 1954 Mercedes Benz produced the SL = Sports Lightweight series. The one we have for sale in our South Florida showroom is in great condition. Only up until 1973 did Mercedes deliver the W107 series with “small European” bumpers to the United States and this style looks so much better. This 450SL looks as good as they come, and it even drives better. It is so nice to drive the car. There are no squeaks or rattles. The A/C pumps out cold air and the old Becker radio still plays the tunes. The powerful 4.5L engine runs like a champ and the transmission shifts through all gears with ease. The paint presents itself in beautiful condition on a great body. The body lines up beautifully. Open the door and you will find a clean and amazing interior. No cracks in the dash or rips in the leather seats. The soft top looks like brand new and the 450SL also comes with the hardtop. If you are looking for an early W107 Mercedes Benz 450SL this is the one you want to have. It will look great in your garage. Take good care of the car like the previous owner and you will enjoy the car for another 45 years without a problem. The car comes with its Owner Manual, Maintenance Booklet and other documentation. This Benz is also a good investment. We know where classic Mercedes values can go. Don’t wait too long and give us a call today. Let it ride!!! To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1973 Mercedes Benz 450SL, please visit gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954) 227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com

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