THIS A GENUINE SOLID ORIGINAL LHD BUILT AUG 1980 (1980) MODEL MERCEDES 450 SL V8 2DR CONVERTIBLE FITTED WITH THE ORIGINAL 4.5 V8 ENGINE AND AUTO GEARBOX, FINISHED IN FACTORY MET SILVER WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR AND A SET OF CHROME ALLOYS AND A FACTORY HARDTOP! SHOWING 188284 WARRANTED MILES! TAX AND MOT EXEMPT NOW SO THE PERFECT INVESTMENT!

CAR HAS RECENTLY BEEN IMPORTED FROM CALIFORNIA USA WHERE IT LIVED ALL ITS LIFE, BOUGHT IN CALIFORNIA NEW. THE LADY OWNER PARKED THE CAR 5 YEARS AGO AND THE CAR HAS NOT BEEN USED SINCE!

THE CAR IS IN 99% RUST FREE CONDITION FOR 40 YEARS OLD! THE RUNNING GEAR IS ALL FACTORY, THE ENGINE TURNS ON THE KEY AND FIRED UP BUT THE FUEL PUMP IS LEAKING BADLY SO NO ATTEMPT TO START HAS BEEN MADE SINCE..GEARBOX UNTESTED BUT WOULDN'T SEE ANY ISSUES AND THE BRAKES/STEERING ETC ALL SEEM OK.. REST OF THE RUNNING GEAR UNTESTED..

 

THE CAR IS COMPLETE, THE INTERIOR IS EXCELLENT WITH ORIGINAL TRIM, JUST A FEW MINOR CRACKS TO DASH TOP REST IS IN GOOD ORDER.. DOOR PANELS/CARPETS ETC ALL USABLE, THE PASSENGER WINDOW MOTOR NEEDS ATTENTION AND THE CENTRE ARMREST IS IN THE BOOT ALONG WITH THE EXTRA CHROME PIECES FROM THE PASSENGER DOOR PANEL.. THE OUTER BODYWORK IS VERY STRAIGHT AS PER THE PICS AND IS SOLID. THE PAINT IS FADED IN PLACES AND SUN DAMAGED SADLY BUT NOT TOO BAD IT COULD BE USED AS IS THE UNDERNEATH IS RUST FREE SOLID AND UNTOUCHED! NO WELDING DONE ETC,.GLASS IS ALL GOOD! THE HOOD LOOKS LIKE ITS NEVER BEEN USED! APART FROM THE SUN DAMAGED WINDOW NEEDING REPLACEMENT THE ACTUAL HOOD IS IN EXCELLENT ORDER. THE HARDTOP IS VERY GOOD WITH LITTLE USE AND NICE FACTORY CHROME ALLOYS TOO!

I CANNOT STRESS WHAT A GREAT SENSIBLE RECOMMISSIONING BASE THIS WOULD BE AND A LOVELY ORIGINAL CAR DONE! YOU WONT FIND MANY SOLID ONES FOR THIS MONEY IN EUROPE.

 

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