1978 Mercedes Benz 450SL Convertible

4.5L V8 3 Speed Automatic


4.5L V8 3 Speed Automatic



Stock #1630-LOU
Price: $9,995
Year Make Model: 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
Sub-Model/Trim: Convertible
Engine: 4.5L V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 92,323 ( undocumented )
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Gray
Interior Color: Tan

  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Leather Interior
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Radial Tires
  • Rear Defogger
  • Seatbelts
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Numbers are Matching

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See this 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Convertible on display in our Louisville, Kentucky showroom.

Our Louisville Showroom is excited to offer this extremely clean 1978 Mercedes 450SL. This one owner example has lived its life in a garage and after 30 years is being out up for sale. With the odometer showing a little over 92000 miles that breaks down to about 2400 miles per year. With the hard top and soft top in excellent condition it is easy to see why the owner kept this beauty for so long. The exterior of the car boasts its original paint with silver being a highly desirable option. The interior was redone 5 years ago using all Mercedes material and back to original condition. This car is timeless and probably what the majority of people think of when you say Mercedes. There is a reason everyone is buying up these Mercedes. They are great driving cars that do everything just right for a fraction of the cost of a new sport luxury vehicle in its class. To say these R107’s was a bit before there time is a huge understatement. Options include: AC, Radial Tires, Seat Belts, Tilt Wheel, Cassette Player, Leather Interior, Aluminum Wheels, AM/FM radio, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, and a convertible manual soft/ hard top. To view this car in full detail with HD pictures and video on this 1978 Mercedes 450SL call our Louisville showroom at (812)-294-1555, or email us at

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Other 1974 - 1982 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Engine: 8 Cylinder
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 118,939 ( actual )

Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is proud to present this 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL. Two reasons people collect art is to preserve history and make a sound investment. The price of the artwork is often based on the talent of the artist and what they have accomplished. This 1980 Mercedes falls into that category. This was the last car owned by the ICONIC HALL of FAME professional baseball LEGEND Roger Maris. Roger Maris was known for breaking the single-season home run record held by another legend, Babe Ruth. Maris blasted sixty-one home runs in a single-season. How often do you get to own a car from a super star? Added to the mix is the fact that this is a 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL. Some regard the 1980 Mercedes 450 SL as a legend in its own right. Obviously, Maris seen the prominence in it since he purchased it. This ‘80 is a great example of an original well preserved 450SL. The exterior is finished in the classic Mercedes Silver with black leather interior. With the front engine rear wheel drive design, handling characteristics are not quite what you would expect. The ride is plush yet stiff with just the right amount of road feel making it an absolute pleasure to drive. Powering this exotic roadster is a torque filled 4.5 liter V8 that is paired to a smooth shifting 4 speed automatic allowing this roadster to barrel down the road in a way that only a Mercedes can. The interior is exactly what you would expect from a Benz. There is enough high quality leather to cover three sofas with the bucket seats being as comfortable as they look. The interior door panels are in great condition and definitely remind you that you are in a high end luxury car. With the late 70's and early 80's German cars being one of the hottest commodities in the collector car market, this beauty is sure to find a new home quickly. Options include AM/FM CD Radio, Convertible Top, Spare Tire, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Locks, Power Windows, Seat Belts, Leather Interior, Radial Tires, and Aluminum/Alloy Wheels. Also included in the sale of this fine Mercedes is some nostalgic memorabilia from Roger Maris including a signed baseball card! This 1980 Mercedes 450SL is for sale in our Tampa Showroom and can be viewed in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at For additional information, please call our knowledgeable staff at (813)645-6200 or email us at If you would like to see it in person, come to our Tampa Showroom, located at 351 30th Street NE, Ruskin, FL 33570. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST.

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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Engine: 4.5L V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 118,409 ( actual )

For sale in our Dallas showroom is a unique 1978 Mercedes Benz 450SL. This 1978 Mercedes underwent a massive restoration, including an all new red upholstery and the exterior paint was completely stripped and repainted the beautiful bright red. The red on red color combination looks amazing on this 450SL. This 78' 450SL can produce 3 very different looks; hard top featuring same color paint, black soft top, and of course the classic topless roadster look. The red vinyl interior is in great condition, you can be proud to show if off with the top down. Powering this beautiful roadster is a 4.5L V8 engine that produces 180 horsepower. Recent engine work includes a new timing chain, gears, and guides, as well as new fuel injectors. The 3-speed automatic transmission provides excellent shift points and a smooth ride on the freeway or downtown. The Mercedes Benz 450SL was produced between 1972 and 1980 and was a perfect fit for the personal luxury car market. The 450SL featured 4-wheel disc brakes standard. The front suspension setup includes double wishbone, coil springs, additional rubber springs, and a stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is based on a diagonal swing axle with coil springs, and a stabilizer bar. The odometer reads 118,409, which represents the actual mileage to the car. Options for this 1978 Mercedes Benz 450SL include: Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio with Cassette, Manual Convertible Top (Hard and Soft Top), Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, Radial Tires, and Aluminum/Alloy Wheels. This is a great example of a rarely seen 450SL with the red on red color combination. It has been restored and shines with pride, ready for the new owner to enjoy it. To view this 1978 Mercedes Benz 450SL in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video visit or our Dallas showroom. For more information please call 817-310-9400 or email

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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

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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Engine: 4.5L V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 86,500 ( undocumented )

Gateway Classic Cars welcomes this classy 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL to its showroom located in West Deptford, NJ! Modest, yet bold in its styling the Mercedes S-Class earned worldwide recognition in its appearance and continues to do so in the car community today. This dapper 1978 450SL wears lovely dark blue paint that pairs beautifully with crisp tan interior. Take a seat inside and admire the handsome woodgrain panels that flow into a chique console that holds the AM/FM Radio with cassette, climate controls as well as the shifter that is linked to the automatic transmission. Turn the key and watch the gauges come to life as the original 4.5 L V8 engine purrs. Equipped with power windows you should have no problem letting some fresh air in the cabin while you coast down the highway. Relax and wrap your hands around the steering wheel and know that you and your passengers will be comfortable and stylish in the original vinyl seats. Style and luxury are not the only things that this Mercedes boasts as the S-Class featured a number of safety innovations including a strengthened body structure, wrap around turn signals and a padded dash to reduce injury during impacts. Additionally, one will note the factory bumpers with rubber mounts as per highway safety regulation from the mid to late 1970s. This 450SL has it all; luxury, technology and safety, seamlessly brought together by the legendary German manufacturer. Look no further for a beautiful classic import for this Mercedes-Benz is ready to roll! Additional features include Power Steering, Power Brakes, Convertible Top (Soft and Hard) and factory wheels. To view this 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video, visit or our Philadelphia showroom located in West Deptford, NJ. For more information, please call 856-599-4100 or email

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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Engine: 4.5L V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 48,841 ( actual )

Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando is proud to present this beautiful example of the ultimate performance/luxury car from 1980. This pristine 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL has been meticulously cared for and maintained over its 38-year life. Dressed in a stunning silver paint job that is accented perfectly by the blue leather interior, this Mercedes is ready for a cruise on any sunny day. The lowering of the top is done with ease just is if the car was still brand new, it has both a hard and soft top. As a matter of fact, with only 48,841 miles on the odometer, you can't get much closer to factory brand new from an original 1980 car. Powering this exotic is a 4.5L cubic inch V8 and has a 3-Speed Automatic transmission. This loaded 1980 450SL is ready for any collector, exotic car enthusiast, or simply anybody who wants to drop the top and feel all the luxury and performance that only a Mercedes-Benz can deliver. Options on this car include; power windows, power locks, power steering, automatic transmission, AM/FM radio, clock, seat belts, leather interior, and air conditioning. This is collection worthy car and is extremely well documented, don't miss your chance to own this beauty! This 1980 Mercedes Benz 450SL is for sale in our Orlando Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at 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:

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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Engine: V8 275 CID
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 75,963 ( actual )

Gateway Classic cars of Tampa is proud to offer this beautiful 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL. Standing as one of the most quintessential personal luxury cars of the 1970s, the Mercedes-Benz 450SL paired classic styling with modern performance. This car has been well cared for over the years, truly an all original survivor. Making this 450SL look even better is the eye-catching Maple colored paint job with stylish Mercedes wheels. In addition to the removable hard top, this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL also has a soft top that is in great condition and adds contrast with its dark brown color. Driving around with the top down is fun enough, but the 4.5-liter V8 adds some extra driving enjoyment with its 230-hp output. This V8 engine runs and drives great with just under 76,000 miles since new. Whether you're looking for a weekend show car or a high-caliber daily driver, this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL is a great choice. Options on this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL include air conditioning, AM/FM radio, CD player, manual convertible top, seat belts, power door locks, power steering, power windows, power brakes, leather interior, driver airbag, aluminum alloy wheels, heated seats, cruise control, wired for an iPod and radial tires. The Hardtop handle tool, original first aid kid, owner Manuel and even front MB vanity plate come with this great buy. To see 100+ HD pictures and videos of this well-preserved 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL, please visit For more information or to schedule an appointment to view car in person, please call the Tampa showroom at (813)645-6200 or email us directly at

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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Engine: 4500CC 4.5L V8
Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 81,711 ( actual )

Gateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale is proud to offer this well-preserved, low mileage 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL roadster. This elegant motor car has had an average of less than 2100 miles per year added to the odometer since it was purchased new in the Phoenix area while Jimmy Carter was our president. The third and current owner, like the two before her, is very meticulous when it comes to maintenance, storage, and limited use. To make sure the car is ready for its new owner, the fuel pump and water pump were both recently replaced. In addition, the transmission has been gone through and the air conditioning has been serviced and blows cold. All fluids have been flushed and replaced as well as any service work deemed necessary to keep this beauty running, driving, steering, and braking up to original factory specs. All the original owner's publications and the tool kit are still in the vehicle. Cosmetically, this elegant motor car has original paint and interior. The paint looks great except for some minor lacquer crazing on the trunklid. The soft top is new, and all of the trim and ornamentation looks new. Tires look great, as well. Overall, this car should provide years and years of reliable service and provide the new owner with many "smiles per gallon". Considering its age, the car is very agile on the road, especially compared to many of its contemporaries then, and even a decade later. Remember yesterday’s thinkers are todays buyers so act now before it is too late. To see 100-plus pictures and a video of this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL, please visit For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this vehicle in person, please call the Scottsdale showroom at 623-900-4884 or email us directly at

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1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

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 For more HD photos and an HD video of this vehicle, visit our website at

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55  AMG

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

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 For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at 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:

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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 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

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