1983 Audi Quattro

Plenty has been said on this page and others about the now legendary status of the original Quattro, so if you’re looking for a history lesson it won’t be here. However, what the quattro does represent is great collector value in comparison to contemporary 911s and slightly later E30 M3s; a unique car with plenty of character that took the automotive world on a different path. Quattro values have been steadily increasing over the past several years, and while they are hard to find on these shores in good condition for sale they do come up from time to time. The last 1983 Quattro we featured had lost some of its originality in favor of driveability; today’s car retains some of that originality and shows well in Tornado Red:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Audi Quattro on eBay

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1984 Audi Quattro 20V – REVISIT

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Back in August, Paul wrote up a well sorted 1984 Audi Quattro with an impressive 400hp 20V Turbo swap. Though the car looks just about perfect and values of these have risen sharply over the past few years, this car remains available and popped back up on Kijiji.Ca for $30,000. While that may sound like a lot of money for a Quattro, with the collector status of these cars pretty firmly cemented and clean examples pushing into the high teens without the serious engine build and details of this car, it may just be a great deal for the right buyer! If we were going to build a great Quattro driver and show car, this is how we’d do it. You certainly would have a difficult time replicating this car’s condition for the asking price and it’ll pretty soundly thrash that $30,000 E30 M3 you’ve had your eye on…

-Carter

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Motorsport Monday: Outrageous Audi Quattro A2 Factory Rally Car

There are precious few times that you’ll see something like we have to feature today; while there are plenty of clones of the factory Audi Rally cars, few make it up for sale. Last month I wrote up a Quattro rally tribute car that was pretty well built, though I suggested perhaps overpriced given what it was. The same might be said of this car today, though while you could build an exhaustively accurate replica of this car for much less than the asking price, you can’t recreate provenance. Today’s Quattro is one of the A2 long wheel base factory cars that was later bought and raced by Frank Sprongl – infamous in the Audi and Rally scene. At some point this car switched owners and was bought by the equally notable Shokan Coachworks in New York. Shokan has amassed an impressive collection of rare Audis over the years, including a Sport Quattro and several RS2s, but this car was likely the crown jewel in the collection. It’s not often that you even get to see one of these cars outside of the factory. Despite this, the time has apparently come to move on and this revolutionary car is up for sale:

Year: 1983
Model: Quattro (A2)
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 9,184 mi
Price: $385,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Audi Quattro A2 Factory Rally Car on eBay

Audi factory built A2 Groupe B Rally Car. All original with logbook. Comes with huge spare parts collection including engine. Will not separate. Actual VIN # is WAUZZZ85ZDA900006 this is a import from germany Again, this car is factory original, not a clone.
Please call for details and additional information.
1-800-ALL-AUDI
1-800-255-2834

If you’re a classic Audi fan or just a Rally aficionado, this is a rare treat. Works cars come up for sale so infrequently for any marque that it’s a very special occasion. You could sit and look at the details incorporated into this car for hours – the Sport brakes,tubular control arms, the bespoke special 350hp+ engine, rear mounted oil cooler under the spoiler, the baffled gas tank; the list goes on and on. Then, of course, there are the spares – Speedline works wheels as far as the eye can see, alloy engine bits and spare bodywork, differentials, suspension and driveshafts, and even a spare cage; there’s enough here to go conquer Rally Monte Carlo on your own.

Of course, that package comes at a price, and it’s sure a steep one – at just shy of $400,000, the asking price would be enough to make most serious Porsche competition works cars blush. It’s unfortunate that it’s priced there in some regards, because at that price it’s unlikely to shout in anger again. The A2 was the bridge model between the introductory A1 and the explosive S1, but while the Sports get all of the attention, it was really the A1 and A2 that provided the WRC championships to Audi and made this car the legend it is. In that light, how do you put a price on something so pivotal to a brand, and indeed modern motoring itself? With a majority of car companies – especially European – offering turbocharged, all-wheel drive models today, one is left to wonder where we would be without the Quattro. While it’s hard to say what motoring would look like today, as enthusiasts we would have been much worse off without this car – and that may just be priceless.

-Carter

Motorsport Monday Part 1: 1983 Audi Quattro

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While all of the major German marques played in the rough stuff from time to time, Audi was the undisputed king of the mud in the 1980s. By revolutionizing the World Rally Championship to include all-wheel drive and turbocharging, Audi set the bar at a new high. Truth be told, the A1 was a fairly flawed car compared to the monsters it would spawn later, but it’s the legend most think of when talking about the legendarily rally cars of the 1980s. Even the A1’s replacements – the beefed up A2 and later the S1 Sport were quite flawed and by 1985, despite creating one of the most powerful rally cars ever run, Audi was out of the game with the end of Group B. The death of Group B did more to solidify the reputation of these cars than any victories they won; they were “too fast to race”, a myth that still lives on today. In reality by the mid 1990s modern tire technology and updated turbo and computer technology meant that even in regulated form (I’m looking at you, Toyota), the new generation of WRC cars were faster than the fearsome Group B cars ever were – they were just a whole lot easier to control at the limit.

But none of that matters, because what you and everyone else who knows these cars remembers were the roaring 5-cylinders, belching flames and chirping blow-off valves, and images of Walter left-foot braking it to keep on boost, resulting in lurid power slides through the forest with trees and people only inches from the hood. Dramatic scene for sure! The result is that many replica rally cars have been created from street Quattros, such as the one we’re looking at today:

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Year: 1983
Model: Quattro
Engine: 2.7 twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: GBP 49,995 ($80,792 today)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Audi Quattro on Car and Classic UK

I have for sale a UR Audi Quattro Turbo rally car.

The car was made several years ago by the previous owner and consists of the following specification:

1983 UR Audi Quattro Turbo shell

Stack dash with analogue tachometer, digital boost, lap timer and various other info.

Full bolt in rollcage

Movit front and rear callipers

Seperate rear calliper for 2nd handbrake

Hydraluic handbrake

Strengthened jacking points

Bosch 044 pump

Adjustable front tie bar

Works type wishbones

Rear ARB

Enginer undercover protector

Rear differential undercover protector

9J x 16 Azev wheels x4 + spare

New tyres x4

Proflex hydraulic fully adjustable front and rear suspension

Aluminium passenger kick plate

Full Sport Quattro LWB bodykit and headlights

4 Hella driving lamps

2 zenon hella spotlights

Custom made spot light brackets

3″ bespoke Miltek exhaust system made from titanium costing £6K

Tuned RS4 V6 twin turbo engine fitted and mapped by QST to a reliable 650 BHP and limited to 198mph

Competition clutch

Motordrive rallyseats with adjustable platforms

Rally 5 point harnesses

Full fire extinguisher system

Tripmeter

Intercom – Peltor

Bespoke alloy fuel tank with 110 litre capacity

This vehicle has run as the OO pace car in the 2011/2012 Circuit of Ireland rally and the 2011/2012 Ulster rally + others. It is MSA Log booked but currently has no restrictors fitted.

It is very reliable, extremely fast and handles like you wouldn’t believe.

The car will be MOT’d this weekend and taxed.

Build cost was approximately £70K.

More pictures available on request.

Unconventional is a good descriptor for this build, but in many ways, it makes sense. 650 is possible but expensive out of a 20V Turbo, plus unless you score one of the mega-rare aluminum 5 cylinder works blocks, you’re looking at a huge iron lump out in front of the wheels. Moving to the V6 chops a few inches of metal out and pushes the weight distribution back, plus the V6s are a little quicker on spoolup than the single turbo inline-5s. It has a bolt in cage and some trick replica bodywork and graphics, so it’s ready to hit the track. There are additional nice items like the huge baffled fuel tank, wide white wheels, the skid plates and enough lights to land a 747. It sure looks the part.

I do have a few problems with it, though – first, if I was driving this car in anger in the forest, I’d want the cage welded and probably beefed up. I’ve seen some nasty accidents and the bolt in cages act like can tabs, peeling the floor apart. It could really be a matter of life or death. Second, although I understand why they went V6, I wouldn’t want anything other than a 5 cylinder in there even if it was slower. The soundtrack alone is worth the price of entry! Finally, the price; at $81,000, this car is replicable for less than the asking price. It wouldn’t be easy or quick, but unlike most of the builds we’ve shown, you really could build a car like this for less than the ask. Figure you could get a basket case 10v for less than $8K, there’s $8-10,000 in paint and bodywork, another $10,000 in go fast stuff, and then even a well built 20V turbo would run in the $10,000 range installed. By my math, I think the car could be done for under $50,000 pretty much any way you wanted it. Despite this, it’s neat to see a fairly well executed tribute that’s ready to run, and this car is such; I’m just not sure this is the one I’d Sport for.

-Carter

Reader Ride Success Story: Taking the plunge and purchasing a Legend – Fire up the Quattro!

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While it’s a given that everyone reading this loves cars in general and specifically German cars, the reality is that this “Interweb” thing has developed a serious amount of keyboard warriors who like to brag about how they’d spend their non-existent money on “X” car and what they’d do to it afterwards. There are even more that argue the supposed values of these cars without having actually gone out and bought one. Having spent the last few months writing up some of my dream cars, I can’t tell you how many I wish I had the available funds, space and time to go get, but it’s a very high percentage of the total. When I click “Publish”, I often sigh, resigned in the fact that another car I’d love to own has slipped through my hands.

My only hope is that these cars have gone to a new owner who would love them as much as I would. And every once in a while, you find out someone you know has bought the car that you wish you could have. Such was the case with the Mars Red 20V turbo swapped Quattro I wrote up a few weeks ago. Undoubtedly the best “classic” deal we wrote up last month, the Quattro is the subject of many people’s desire but few have even driven in one, never mind contemplated actual ownership. So when I heard that a fellow Coupe GT enthusiast and GCFSB reader had picked up this featured car, I just had to know what I had missed out on. I interviewed the new owner with the hope that it inspires more of you to take the plunge on some of the great quality cars we write up:

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GCFSB: How close to the posting was the car when you arrived?

Matt: The posting was very fair indeed; perhaps he undersold the fact how clean the car was underneath and in fact there is not a hint of rust anywhere. Even the lower areas where the fenders meet the rockers are in perfect condition. I would agree with the seller in that the body is 7/10 and to me the paint looks 90% original as I can still see white undercoat under some chips. The hood has been sprayed. Driver’s rear quarter has been scraped and needs sprayed, it’s not terrible and shouldn’t cost too much to have done. Overall, the car looks to very sharp from just a few feet away. The interior lower dash and center console has been taken apart to go to a post ’84 setup. Both original dash and another later model dash are included and in good shape, but I think I will stay with the original early dash style. The cracks from California sun give it character! The original Chocolate brown leather is in good shape but drivers bolsters needs to be redone. An aftermarket VDO gauge pod has been partially installed with boost and water temp. An oil pressure guage will complete the pod setup. Looks like all suspension rubber has been done recently as well as CV boots. The passenger side window switch is intermittent and there is no radio, but the sunroof seal was new which is nice since they are difficult to source.

GCFSB: What made you take the leap and buy the car?

Matt: The 3B swap hands down sold it to me. I love the 5 cylinder 10v NA coupe GT engine but it really needs a turbo to push you back. When I saw this beautiful 3B swap I knew how much work went into it. It idles very smooth and starts on the first flick of the key! The New Jersey owner only put 20 miles on it in the two years he owned it, Yet it always started for him long after sitting.The 3″ custom exhaust note is sweet, if not too quiet. A forged DV gives a distinct sound and it pulls very nicely and feels like a refreshed engine, not just a swap. The original California owner put the mechanical time into this car, but I heard he ran into tough times. Personally, I like cars that need just a little work, rather than starting with a cheap project and sinking a lot of years and time into it. So, I was more than pleased to drive it 60 miles home smiling the whole way without issue.

GCFSB: What are your plans now that you own this legend?

Matt: The car has H&R springs which are too low and stiff for my taste, especially on New England roads. I’ll go back with the very clean, included stock springs and Koni struts, followed by Fuchs wheels with 15mm spacers. I planned to go to the original Fuchs or maybe 15×8 R8s so I was happy to reduce the price and not take the urs4 wheels which were quite mint. I’m happy to spend more time driving the Quattro rather than making it a restoration project.

GCFSB: Were there any surprises?

Matt: As a diehard Audi Coupe GT fan I was more than thrilled to discover the included “parts”
car was in fact a Special Build. It’s a 5 speed, Tornado Red with tan heated leather and working digital dash. The car started after just a few cranks, runs and drives. Needs a side window and brakes and a tuneup and it would be road worthy. It’s originally a Virginia car, so it’s also rust free. All of this came below asking price.

GCFSB: Thanks, Matt! Sounds like you got a fantastic deal. What else is hiding in your garage?

Matt: I have an Alpine White 1985 Audi Coupe GT (which happens to be one of the nicest in the U.S. – Ed.) and a rare 87.5 “Special Build” in Black with black leather and an automatic transmission. Daily driver is a ‘95.5 S6!

GCFSB: Sounds like a great Audi collection. Thanks for your time and good luck with the new projects!

Do you have a success story you’d like to share with us? Send us an email at germancarsforsaleblog@gmail.com. If we select you we’ll feature your car on Facebook!

-Carter

1985 Volkswagen GTI Group 2 Rally Car

I’ll admit that while I’m an urbanite, there’s not a little bit of me that wants to get out of the city and into nature. But I’m not your camping or hiking kind of person. No, I’d be more content tearing up the trails in something like this Group 2 Volkswagen GTI. This prepped 1985 GTI for sale in Colorado is suitable for Group 2 racing and is ready to see some action with its next owner.

Year: 1985
Model: GTI Group 2 Rally
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $14,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Volkswagen GTI Group 2 Rally Car on SpecialStage

1985 Group 2 VW GTI. Originally a road race shell, prepped for rally by Scott Fuller. I’ve had this car for 10 years. Time to sell as there are no rallies in Colorado and work/family schedule isn’t going to allow me to travel out of state. Highlights are VW Motorsports Gemini Dogbox with new refresh from Gemini Trans in the UK. Techtonics built motor. Lots of Group A parts. Just did a bunch of work to have the car ready for the Land’s End Hill Climb here in Colorado—so the car is up to date and running well. I’ve got lists of specific parts and spares. Call if interested and I will send spec sheets and give you the history of the car. $14,000 USD with full spares package. Might split dogbox from car – might. Located in Boulder, CO. Possible delivery.
Thanks,
Matt

Anyone seeking $14,000 for a regular 1985 GTI would never get it, but as enthusiasts, I’m sure we’re familiar with the expense of building a competition vehicle, what it takes to keep them running on the track and most importantly, meeting regulations. It’s not a cheap hobby, but it’s one which challenges you on many levels and provides a sense accomplishment, even if you aren’t always leading the pack. It would be worth checking with the owner to see the extent of parts and spares that will come with the car, but the spares along with the fact that it is a complete and ready to race car is attractive.

-Paul

1985 Audi Sport Quattro

Group B. Perhaps one of the most storied series in motor racing, not only for how it advanced the art of racing, but for the sheer madness of the competition itself. These races put drivers and spectators alike on the edge of disaster, which was demonstrated by some of the most deadly accidents ever seen in motorsport. With the death of Finnish driver Henri Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto in the Tour de Corse, FIA banned the class and with it the curtain closed on one of the most outrageous racing series in history.

This chapter in motor racing has passed us by, but Group B has had lasting effects on both race and street vehicles, as evidenced by this car, the Audi Sport quattro. By shortening the wheelbase by about a foot between the B and C pillar, the weight distribution over the standard Ur-Quattro was improved. A body of carbon-kevlar kept the weight down and explosive power was on tap via the 2.1 liter turbocharged five cylinder engine, replete with a 20 valve head. Sixty miles per hour arrived in 4.5 seconds, which made this homologation special virtually untouchable in its time. This Sport quattro is on offer in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Year: 1985
Model: Sport quattro
Engine: 2.1 liter turbocharged inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 58,000 km (~ 36,039 mi)
Price: €250,000 (~ $326,650 USD)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Audi Sport Quattro on Mobile.de

Numbers:
 
The Audi Sport quattro was produced in a quantity of 220 units, for a further 4 copies of items were produced. The production was made up as follows:
4 pieces assembled in separate parts, which were not completed
    (Specification of Audi Motorsport)
134 pieces in tornado
48 pieces in Alpine White
21 pieces in Kopenhagenblau
15 Units in Malachite
2 pieces in black
89 of the vehicles in the color tornado came in the free sale.
6 vehicles were prototypes, test vehicles were 19 and 20 specimens were used as a rallying cars of Audi Motorsport itself.
 
Extras:
 
– Only 175 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide
– Production period 1984-1985
– This vehicle is at our customer order

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Given its limited production and position at the top of the range, one could almost liken the Sport quattro as the R8 of its day, albeit with back seats. Then again, it might be a bit of an unfair comparison, at least for the Sport quattro. This was one of the cars that the quattro legend was built on and to this day, really has no equal. With final competition spec models glancing 600 horsepower from the turbocharged five cylinder engine, it’s not hard to see why. After Group B was disbanded, the Sport quattro story was not over. This car had one last shout, going on to win the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1987 at the hands of Walter Röhrl.

With their storied past and present day desirability, these Sport quattros are valued quite high, reaching into list price territory for some new R8 models. Recent auctions have seen these cars fetch anywhere between $75,000 and $150,000. As nice as this is, I would say the seller has priced this one above market. For those needing a reminder of what these all-wheel drive wonders are capable of, here’s a video of one in action at the 1000 Lakes Rally:

-Paul

1967 Mercedes 230 Fintail Rally – REVISIT

The 1967 Mercedes 230 Fintail featured two weeks ago is back up for sale after coming short of its Buy it Now price:

1967 Mercedes 230 Fintail Rally on eBay – REVISIT

The car looks far to nice to have seen much hard off road use, but if you know your history then you would know that these Heckflosse Mercedes were quite capable rally cars, placing 1, 2, 3 in the Monte Carlo Rally right after their introduction. This 230 has had a lot of care in putting it to where it is now. It has a nice two tone paint jobs with unique beige with brown roof colors. Rally accessories include sway bars, Hella driving lights, questionably U.S. road legal French style yellow headlights, rally timers and a Tag Heuer stopwatch are inside.

The car has bids up to $5,000 and a Buy-It-Now price of $9,900. These aren’t particularly rare cars, though some engine and trim combos were limited production and command higher prices. This is a good looking car. I’ve included video of some vintage clips of fintails.

1967 Mercedes 230 Fintail Rally on eBay


~Evan

The below post originally appeared on our site October 25, 2012:

Towards the end of then 1960s, Mercedes-Benz finally laid the automotive fad that was the rear tailfin to rest. Never one to give into trends, it was rather surprising that the typically conservative company from Stuttgart would give in and feature such a bold styling cue. The W110 were the bread and butter midsize sedans for Mercedes through most of the decade. In 1965, the lineup was given a refresh that introduced the M180 2.3 liter inline six to the lineup that you see here in our feature car.

Not only was the W110 at the forefront of Mercedes-Benz’s crash testing efforts, but a few of the W110 and larger W111 Heckflosse models were successful in competition. One of the more notable events was the 1960 Rally Monte Carlo where a 220SE claimed first, second and third place, with first place awarded to Walter Schock and Rolf Moll. This 230 for sale in Illinois has been prepared for classic rallying, which seems a bit far fetched to the uninitiated. Those in the know, however, are aware just how tough and well suited for rallying these cars can be.

1967 Mercedes-Benz 230 on eBay

1967 Mercedes-Benz 230, W110. Fintail, Heckflosse. 2.3 liter inline 6 cylinder, complete tune-up with plugs and wires. Carbs are refurbished. New belts, new hoses. Complete repaint job two years ago, unique factory two tone paint. Front disc brakes, new front rotors, new front pads. Rear drums have been resurfaced. With new hoses all the way around, new brake booster with new spare. Reupholstered in Mercedes MB-tex, correct Becker stereo, has factory FM upgrade, new KYB Shocks front and rear. Vintage AMG factory sway bars. Sway bars were used in the 300SEL. 16″ OEM steel wheels & tires. Have the stock factory 14″ wheels. Factory hubcaps too. Upgraded headlights h4 (yellow). Hella driving lights, vintage factory trip meter for vintage rally events. Tag-Heuer Stop Watch (vintage). Dash clip used in vintage rally events. Amazing running and driving car, head turner.

After looking this car over, I’d smitten with it. But then again, I’m into offbeat rally machines. There are probably only two things I’d change, which would be the somewhat staid color scheme and of course, I’d prefer a 4-speed manual, whether it be a column or floor mounted shift. The seller is being realistic with the price here, as most late model 230s will range between $6,000 to $10,000 in good condition. With the added rally bits, not to mention the vintage Tag Heuer stopwatch, there are worse ways to spend $9,900.

Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car

In 1984, Porsche modified a version of the 911 for the sole purpose of competing in the 1984 Paris to Dakar Rally. This car was known as the 953.  While it was quickly replaced in 1985 by the infamous 959, it won overall in its maiden Dakar outing with Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne at the wheel. With a modified off road suspension, and powered by a 300bhp boxer 6, this car served as the test bed for Porsche’s four-wheel drive system that would later be used on the 959.

This implacably detailed tribute car for sale in Bristol, Tennessee is as close as anyone will get to owning one of these legendary cars. The owner spared no expense in transforming this 1989 911 in to a spot on replica of the original 953.

Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car on eBay

 

You asked for it. You got it. You wanted an all-wheel-drive Rothmans Rally Car and here it is.  You may remember July of 2010 when another 2-wheel drive 1980 Rothmans Rally Car sold to GoPro for upwards of $70,000 here on eBay.  Although that car was stunning in everyway the last owner knew it needed something more.  The previous owner searched the country high and low for the perfect donor and finally found an accident free, perfectly maintained, weekend driver, pilot owned, all original with every factory option 1989 1/2 Porsche 964 C4.

Meet AWD Paris……
She is an absolutely stunning freshly completed Porsche 911 Paris, Alger, Dakar Winning 953 Off Road Rally Tribute Car that has been painstakingly built over the past year from the previous order.  The previous owner spent thousands and thousands of hours building her.  She was built as a tribute to the winning Porsche 953 raced from Paris to Dakar in 1984 Piloted by Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne.  Paris originally started life as a 1989 1/2 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 in PERFECT condition.  She is perfectly street legal and was plated and titled in Illinois.

From my understanding there were only three (3) of these factory cars, two (2) owned by Porsche and one in private hands.  Although this is a reproduction, most observers will swear this is the real deal…

here is a link to a short video of the car in action

The pictures of this car speak volumes to the target audience.  The picture of the car in a living room setting shows exactly where something like this should live.  This is a car for a truly hardcore (and wealthy) Porsche enthusiast, paging Mr. Seinfeld.  What is the value of something like this?

The big question is, what is it worth? Since the 953 was a race only car, the closest thing I could equate this to, is a 959, and those are worth north of $300k, however this is just a highly modified ’89 911, which is only worth $20k. Looking at the parts and amount of fabrication it takes to make a car like this, you could not build this for the $80K asking price, so I guess the question can only be answered by the buyer, as to what it’s worth to them.

Whatever its value, this car is 100% cool, and would make a great addition to any living room.

-Brian

1979 Mercedes-Benz 500SLC

The car we see below represents one of the rarest post-war Mercedes-Benzes to be produced. They were manufactured to homologate the 450SLC for rally purposes. Fewer than 100 cars were imported into the United States as gray market cars during production. A few more were brought into the US during the 1980s as a one time “personal” exemption.

The 450 SLC 5.0 was introduced in 1978 and it differed from the stock 450SLC in that its hood and trunk lids were crafted from aluminum. Also included were front and rear spoilers which resulted in better aerodynamics and a higher top speed of 142 mph. This model was also the first application of the aluminum/silicon alloy V8 engines. Lighter in weight than the standard 4.5 V8, it produced 240 (DIN) horsepower (over 300 HP in today’s SAE HP terms). In 1980, the 500SLC replaced the 450SLC 5.0. A four speed automatic replaced the previous three speed box and a smaller diameter steering wheel came standard. With only 1,154 units produced, this was the rarest of all SLC models.

1979 Mercedes-Benz 500SLC on Hemmings

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The seller explains:

With maybe 4 roadworthy examples left in the US, this special run rust free/dent free coupe is ready to go for historic racing, rallies or car shows. Aluminum hood and trunk deck, limited slip differential, working A/C, sunroof, fresh interior and recent paint this car is ready to enjoy or re-market to Mercedes collector and “double your money!”

While this is hardly a concours quality car, $11,500 seems very reasonable considering the rarity and pedigree of this particular model. Much like it’s ancestor, the 300SL Gullwing, this is a Mercedes-Benz that brought racing technology to the street.

(Source: Faszination SL R/C 107, Copyright 2001 DaimlerChrysler Konzernarchiv)

-Paul