1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC

Even despite it’s somewhat awkward proportions, I was always a fan of the Mercedes-Benz C107 SLC. This car lasted barely for a decade before it was pulled in favor of the S-class SEC coupe that debuted in the early 1980s. Somehow, the SLC is relegated to a rather curious position in Mercedes-Benz history as the only four-place coupe to be based off the SL roadster. This 450SLC for sale in California is about as good as they come these days, in a very eye-catching combination of Astral Silver over red leather. If you want the style and grace of an R107 but perhaps don’t want the convertible or the higher entry cost of the 560SL, you should spend some time looking at a car like this.

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Year: 1979
Model: 450SLC
Engine: 4.5 liter V8
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 80,900 mi
Price: $14,900 Buy It Now

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC – ID# 10702412025585 – 735 Astral Silver/Red leather – US model delivered on 4-21-79 to Redding, CA
2nd owner – a respected MB service shop owner – from late 1985 to 9/14/15 – Full US model: Sunroof, leather, PW, AC – 81,900 original miles
Fanatically preserved – Extraordinary fully original interior – Gorgeous supple leather throughout – Perfect dash pad – Lovely Burlwood – Becker Mexico Stereo/Cassette
Excellent carpets and perfect underlayment pads – Excellent respray decades ago and still looking exceptional – Virtually unblemished, brilliant exterior bright work
Perfect rear quarter window slats – Excellent bumper faces – Crisp and clean undercarriage with factory finishes – Tidy original engine bay – Perfect unused spare – Tools – Original safety kit
Excellent preserved package panel – Undisturbed fender/door/deck lid bolts – No accidents

Professionally prepared for sale
Restored factory alloys – New tires – Just serviced/safety checked – Fully functioning switchgear/accessories except erratic Cruise Control
Cold AC – Just smogged – Runs and behaves as Mercedes-Benz intended, silky smooth, quiet and precise. – Certainly one of the best SLCs available today.
This SLC can be inspected at our facility in Burlingame, Ca – 5 minutes south of SFO. Pre-purchase inspections available locally.
Contact Roy Spencer @ 650-343-7980 for more details. Global shipping gladly arranged.

Everything on this car looks quite fresh, which isn’t an easy feat with all the chrome and black rubber trim hanging about on the exterior. From the looks of the leather interior, it appears this car has led a rather easy 80,000 miles over its life. Last August we saw a 1976 450SLC with rather low mileage sell for just over $10,000. One year on, and factoring in the rise of R107 prices, the ask just under $15,000 doesn’t seem too out of line here. It’s harder to find these fixed head coupes in good condition versus their drop top siblings. This could be one you could enjoy a bit and maybe even see a little appreciation over the next few years.

-Paul

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  1. This one is VERY tempting.

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