This 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC is the classic Mercedes SL premium look in a rarer classic coupe body. And not only is this an affordable V8 classic, but also it has an interesting story.
Silver always looks great on a European classic. In fact, you might even notice that this one has the upgraded European flush headlights. It gives this coupe a distinct first impression. We won't promote this example as highest degree paint and body, but this is being offered for the kind of price that lets you enjoy a classic Mercedes today, and leave room in the budget if you feel like a restoration. In general, we're a big fan of the SLC. It has same look of the R107 Mercedes SL convertible that defined premium motoring for an entire era. But because it was in production for half the time, you get added rarity with the distinctive coupe body. While all that already make this desirable, the consignor states this Mercedes once belonged to Bruce Beresford, director of Driving Miss Daisy.
The blue interior is a nice complement color to the silver exterior. These SLCs are unique that the offer the back seat that you don't get in the SL (perfect for Driving Miss Daisy.) This was built for keeping you comfortable behind the wheel, and so you have features, like cruise control, power locks, and a sunroof. There's even an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with USB input to power your phone.
The 450 SLC carried one of Mercedes-Benz's largest engines during its era, and so when you pop the hood, the engine bay looks like it's overflowing with V8 power. The 4.5-liter SOHC motor with Bosch fuel injection is legendary for its smoothness and torquey attitude. This is a sports car for cruising, and Mercedes was a bit more concerned with engine refinement than all-out acceleration. So while they did build the three-speed automatic transmission with a gated shifter for better choosing your gear, it's best to let the automatic gearbox shift for itself. On the road, this has nice grand touring feel thanks to the coupe's longer wheelbase and fully independent suspension. This was topped off with power steering and four-wheel disc brakes for the best all-around control. Add in new Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires on the iconic baroque alloy wheels, and this is ready for cruising.
Complete with owner's manual, you're looking at an affordable classic that has a great story to go with the value. Call now!