Hi,I`ve owned this beautiful Mercedes for 3 years. The car still has the original white paint job from the factory. Cream leather interior looks great with the white body and brown convertible top. The car looks really good with the optional white hardtop on. The engine and drivetrain are all original to the car. I`m 58 and have owned classic cars since I was 16 years old. I usually keep a car for 3 or more years and then sell it to by a different classic vehicle. I will tell you everything I know about this car to the best of my ability. I`m describing it like I would want someone to do for me if I was buying their car. This way you`ll know exactly what your buying if you can`t inspect the car in person. I`ve owned 30 + vintage cars in my life and I`m good at picking nice original cars.I believe I`m the third owner, could be 4th. The car appears to have been garaged it`s entire life, especially seeing that it still wears a 42 year old paint job that still looks nice.I`ll start with the body. Car has never been hit. The only body work that has been done was when I had a two inch spot of surface rust spot repaired and painted on the lower driver side rear quarter. The body shop did a great job with it. The car is extremely solid with the worst thing visible is a tiny one inch spot of surface rust on driver`s lower front fender and a one inch surface rust spot on the lower passenger inner door jamb. I had the car on a lift and the frame is solid and looks very good. The paint looks very good for it`s age. I would take an original paint car with some patina over a repainted car . The chrome on the car looks very good and very well kept. The hardtop is in great shape with a small dent in the chrome on the bottom of hardtop. All the glass is original to the car .The convertible top is brown and looks good. A 12 inch thin tear in the top happened last year. I put some water proof tape sealant on the tear so it wouldn`t leak. I wouldn`t replace the top ,I would just have a professional shop repair it. The original rims are in very good condition. The doors ,trunk ,hood ,and convertible top cover all open and close fine .All the exterior light lenses are crack free. The paint has a few blemishes from being 42 years old ,but presents very well . I just had the car hand polished and waxed by a great detailer. The interior looks beautiful with the cream leather seats. The previous owner bought original MB leather ( Not Vinyl) seat covers with new padding and had the seats professionally done. They look and feel like new. This was an expensive job that came out great. The dash is crack free and looks excellent. The carpet ,door panels and everything else are original and look very good. The driver side visor was replaced by the previous owner and is not an exact color match. This cream leather interior is not seen to often and looks great against the white body. The car has an Alpine radio that works fine. The interior has been untouched since new ,except for the seats being redone and the addition of the stereo. Power windows work fine, I just installed a new switch on the driver`s side. There are small cracks in the wood near the power window switches, but it still looks good. Interior lights, dash lights, horn ,blinkers and wipers all work fine.The cars runs and starts great in hot, warm ,or cold. Idles good and drives smooth. Since I`ve owned the car ,I have put a new alternator and battery. I went through the fuel system ($750.00) replacing what was needed to make the vehicle run great and reliable . I also changed the water pump and power steering pump ( $700.00) . I had a professional European car mechanic do all the work. The transmission shifts fine with no problems. The car doesn`t smoke or have any bad odors . I believe the leaks are all fixed with the replacement of the water pump and power steering pump. This is a reliable, safe car. Have the original jack ,convertible top latch locking tool, owners manual ,and all the books from the dealer. Not working: Antenna ,AC ,clock ,and cruise . All other gauges are working. The odometer doesn`t work. I can`t tell you how many actual miles ,but it looks to be not far off from the 101,000 it shows. The last receipt that shows the mileage is from 2015,the mileage was 99,609. I`m guessing the accurate mileage on the Benz is around 110,000. If your looking for an old 450 SL this is a nice ,solid ,honest car. Not arestored show car ,but a real original beauty to own and drive and bring to car shows.My name is Paul ,I have 100% feedback. This is the 7th vintage car I`ve sold on E Bay and every buyer has been very happy . Any questions ,please contact me and I`ll tell you everything I know. The asking price is fair and I`m open to offers. I also know someone that ships all over the country ,with good prices and he`s an honest and reliable guy. Thanks ,Paul
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