A bold color package, both tops, and a loaded A/C interior – this 1976 Mercedes 450 SL has received all the right investments to keep it a standout premium classic, and so it's amazing that all of this is available for such an affordable price,
Orange is great on a classic '70s European touring machine like this. The color represents the era perfectly without being too much of an earthtone like some of the American color palettes of the time. Plus, this one knows how to get noticed thanks to a professional respray that gives it a modern clearcoat shine. We know you'll love the way this looks with the matching hardtop in place, but some of us particularly like the look of the soft top. Not only is the black folding roof a great complementing color to the orange, but also it coordinates with the bumper guards and side trim to create an almost two-tone appearance.
And if you like the look of the black roof, then you'll be just as happy taking it down to showcase the fresh black interior. The deep dark appearance could almost make you feel like you owned a classic muscle car, except all the premium features and materials quality instantly tell your senses this is an upper-class Mercedes. There has been a solid investment in keeping this droptop looking its best – from the quality of the MB-Tex bucket seats to the matting in the trunk. But more than just look great, this has all the right features, like power windows, cruise control, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo.
The 450 SL 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 durability and smoothness, not to mention a friendly, 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, an R107 has a chassis that is the perfect balance of elastic comfort in a tight-handling package. This was topped off with power steering and four-wheel disc brakes for the best all-around control. Add in new Michelin tires on the iconic baroque alloy wheels, and this SL is turn-key ready to live up to your grand touring expectations.
Complete with the full owner's manual packet, you're looking at cherished example of premium classic luxury. So when it's this affordable, you know you need to hurry if you want to take it home. Call now!