1978 Mercedes Benz 450SL Yellow R107 Hardtop Convertible

1978 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
Type: Convertible
Trim: SL
Year: 1978
Mileage: 39,188
Color: Yellow
Engine: 4.5
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Diego, California, United States
Air Conditioning
CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats

Description for Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1978

This is my 1978 Mercedes Benz 450SL. Factory original Yellow and all original interior in nice condition. Completely rust free with no previous damage or repairs. The body has no rust at all not even a bubble or any dents. The body is very straight and in nice shape overall as shown. There is no rust anywhere including underneath. I took pics of the underside on the lift at the shop 2 weeks ago to show how clean it is. The interior is amazing even the headliner is mint. Clean dash, steering wheel and door cards, even the carpet is original. No cuts, tears or seam separations in the seats and the leather is soft. It has the original chrome fender moldings in the trunk as well as the original tool kit and spare. It is 100% complete. I got it from a relative of the original owner and it was stored many years. It shows 39k miles but I cannot prove or disprove the mileage to be accurate.
I just picked it up from the shop last week after spending almost 2 months there bringing it back to life and getting the fuel system (lines, pumps, distributor, etc) rebuilt. I have taken my cars to them for years, Hazard Center Auto Shop here in San Diego 92110. The mechanic there took it on a test drive last week after finishing up the repairs and said it just needs to be driven. Said it shifts fine and the brakes work. Stays cool and has no oil or water leaks. Full disclosure, after driving it he noticed a small fuel leak after it sat a couple hours. I need to get money asap so I didn't even wait for him to track down the leak so I am passing it on as it is. The motor is good and it is in good mechanical condition it just needs some sorting still. Because of that it starts but will not stay running, but the pump and distributor are new its just a line leak because only some of the fuel lines and banjo fittings were replaced so far. It was stored for many years. It is an unrestored 40 year old Mercedes with very low miles.
I have the original manuals and data card as well as the metal data plate. Clean California title here with it and it's located in San Diego, California. Local pickup and payment is welcome or I will deal with your shipper. International buyers accepted. I have sold a few classic cars on eBay and a lot of car parts and I value my perfect feedback and I describe things as I know them to be. The driver door card pocket is missing a bolt. The visor needs a new clamp where it snaps in place. The tires are older. It had one outer repaint (luckily no body repairs at all) in the original single stage color. There are a couple small things here and there as it is an unrestored 40 year old car. I took over 70 photos and a walk around video yesterday 12/27/16. Click View All below to see them all. Contact me with any questions and they will be answered thoroughly and honestly.