1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL, 41,658 Original Miles, 3 Owners from New
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Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Color:||Icon Gold Metallic|
|Engine:||4.5 Litre V-8|
|Interior Color:||Bamboo Leather|
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL, 41,658 Original Miles, 3 Owners from New for sale
VIN # 116033120846XX
Engine: 117986. 12. 040544
This 1979 Mercedes 450 SEL is fantastic original example of one of the most iconic Mercedes ever produced and represents an era of cars that will never be seen again…
The condition of this car is totally original and very well presented. The car shows very few signs of age and has 41. 58 miles on the odometer. I am the third owner from new.
This car still retains every option available on an American specification car at the time. including:
419- Paint. Icon Gold Metallic
204- Interior Trim. Bamboo Leather
410- Electric sliding roof
440- Tempomat (cruise control)
461- Instruments in English
491- U. S. Version
518- Becker radio
531- Automatic antenna
575- Front folding armrest and right front seat with seat height adjustment
581- Automatic climate control
592- Heat-insulating glass
639- Elimination of first-aid box and warning triangle
640- 15-hole light alloy rims
809- Change of model year. the last figure showing the new model year
This 450SEL still wears the factory correct and original Icon Gold Metallic paint. which is in very nice original condition. with no cracking. fading. or checking evident. Even though it is 34 year old paint. as far as I can tell. all of the body panels are ripple. dent. and rust free and don't appear to have had any sort of body or accident damage. It does have some very slight imperfections in various spots. but for a 30 year old car. the paint and condition of the body is amazing.
The glass and seals are in excellent condition and there are no leaks evident.
The sunroof also works perfectly and does not leak.
The body trim. including the chrome. aluminum. and rubber. is in very good condition. No trim has been replaced. nor has it needed to be. on the car. It has all been polished. preserved and cared for properly over the years.
The interior is trimmed in the original bamboo leather. The seating areas are in nice condition. with no rips or tears. as are the door panels and dashboard. The wood trim is in fantastic condition and not in need of repair. The carpet is also original and in very presentable condition.
All of the accessories. including the climate control and factory Beker AM/FM stereo cassette system. are in perfect working order.
All of the windows power up and down and work perfectly. The sunroof is also in perfect working condition. The trunk is in almost new condition. the trunk covering is in excellent condition with no rips. tears. or missing pieces. and the spare tire. wheel. jack. and tools are all accounted for and in very nice condition.
The underside of the car is in line with a well cared for car. Again. it is very solid and very well preserved. with no evidence of any accident damage. I couldn't include all of the photos of the undercarriage in the ad. so if you'd like to see a complete set. please contact me and I will email them to you.
ENGINE and ENGINE COMPARTMENT:
The powerplant in this Mercedes is the original 4. 5-liter V-8 engine. It is completely original and as you can see from the photos. very well preserved. All aspects of the motor are in perfect working order. and the compression ratio is exactly where it should be.
The engine bay is completely original. with all components in operational condition. Every detail of the engine compartment is “Mercedes Correct” and well preserved. There is some minor wear to certain painted surfaces due to age. but overall. it is very presentable.
All engine and drivetrain maintenance is up to date. including the following services:
-oil and filter change
-air filter replacement
-throttle linkage replacement
-installation of in-line and mounted fuel filters
-installation v-drive belts
-lubrication of entire chassis
The transmission in this car is in perfect working order and functions as a 41. 00 mile car should. And it is the original transmission to the car.
TIRES. WHEELS. and BRAKES:
The tires are in almost new condition and do not show any notable wear. They and are the correct and original size for the 450 SEL.
The wheels are the original M-B alloy wheels. and are in excellent condition with almost no wear evident. All of the center caps have a sharp M-B three pointed star. are original. and also in very nice condition.
The entire braking system has been gone through to ensure every part works as it should. All rotors. pads. and seals have been replaced and brake fluid flushed.
OVERALL DRIVING IMPRESSIONS:
This 450SEL runs and drives as should – It's barely broken in! The 8 cylinder powerplant runs and accelerates smoothly and very quickly and the transmission shifts as it should.
The car drives around town and on the open road with no squeaks. creaks. or rattles. It has had all of the necessary service recently performed including oil-change. tune up. installation of new battery. and transmission and differential service. It needs absolutely nothing to drive. show. and enjoy. All of the mechanical aspects of the car work as they should.
SERVICE RECORDS AND MANUALS:
I have the service records through the years and am happy to send them to you by email or fax. I also have all manuals and books including the owner's manual. maintenance booklet. owner's service and warranty policy. owner's emission systems manual and all manuals for the Becker radio.
This 450 SEL still retains all of its original or N. O. S. components! This means the engine. transmission. rear end. etc. are original or correct to the car. All of the numbers. markings. etc. . are correct. THIS 450 HAS NEVER BEEN MODIFIED IN ANY WAY! It is an original and very special car that. as evidenced by the low mileage and condition. has been driven very sparingly and properly cared for during the last 34 years…
If you've never driven a Mercedes of this period. you are in for a treat with this one!
If you are serious about purchasing this vehicle. I encourage you to come. take a look. and drive it. I can also provide you with additional photos of any specific part you have questions about.
You or your mechanic are also welcome to put the car on a lift and perform any drivetrain inspection you wish. including a compression check.
TERMS: $500 DEPOSIT WITHIN 48 HOURS OF AUCTION CLOSE. BALANCE OF AUCTION AMOUNT MUST BE PAID BY CASH IN PERSON. BANK TO BANK WIRE TRANSFER. OR CERTIFIED FUNDS (WITH VERIFICATION) ONLY WITHIN 7 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. SORRY. NO C. O. D. AND NO PAYPAL.
The description of this vehicle is written to the best of my knowledge. However. I am by no means an expert on vintage Mercedes automobiles. Please don't hesitate to ask for more photos and. if possible. come and look in person before the auction ends. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! If you have any questions. please contact me before the auction ends.
This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed. written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request PRIOR to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any statements regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
Please remember that your bid constitutes a legally binding contract to purchase this item. If you require an inspection. have it done prior to bidding. I strongly encourage all bidders to inspect the vehicle personally or enlist the services of a professional inspector prior to placing a bid. After the sale. inspections are not recognized as a contingency to completing your obligation to your winning bid. If there are any questions regarding the above terms. please e-mail prior to bidding.
If you have any questions. please contact me. If you live close to Chicago. I encourage you to come and inspect the car in person!
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Please do not waste my time or yours bidding on an item you do not intend to pay for. If you bid on this part and win. you are expected to pay for the part and pick it up in a timely manner!
I welcome ALL international bidders and am happy to assist with making shipping arrangements. I can also arrange crating for shipment on my end for a nominal extra charge. If you are an international buyer. I understand it can take some time to arrange shipping. so I do not mind keeping the motorcycle for a longer period of time until pick up. Please contact me before the sale ends. if possible. to discuss the specifics.
Thanks for your interest!
For more on the Mercedes 450SEL. please scroll down past the photos.
450 SEL Technical Specifications:
Chassis: 116 033
Production Numbers and Period: 59. 78 cars produced between February 1973 - June 1980
Engine: M 117
Configuration: Front engine. Rear wheel drive
Suspension: Front. double wishbone with torsion bar stabilizer coil springs. suppl. rubber suspension
Suspension: Rear. diagonal-swing axle. optional hydropneumatic level control coil springs. suppl. rubber suspension. torsion bar stabilizer
Steering: Re-circulating ball and nut power steering; 2. 7 turns lock to lock
Braking system: Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum-operated brake servo unit. optional antilock device from Dec. ‘78
Brakes: Front. disc brakes internally ventilated. (278 mm)
Brakes: Rear. disc brakes solid. (279 mm)
Wheels : 6. 5 J x 14 H 2. steel wheels. optional light-alloy disc wheels
Tires: 205/70 HR 14
Fuel tank capacity. incl. reserve: 96 L. 13 L approx.
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic Standard/Optional
Shifting: Switch lever on steering column or car center
Clutch: Hydra. torque convertor in automatic gear
Type: Planet Gear
Synchromesh gears: N/A
1st gear 2. 31
2nd Gear 1. 46
3rd gear 1. 0
4th gear N/A
5th gear N/A
Reverse gear 1. 84
Final drive 3. 07
Black 040 1972 - 1980
White 050 1972 - 1974
Arabian Gray 124 1972
Pastel White 131 1972 - 1973
White Gray 158 1972
Anthracite Grey Metallic 172 1972 - 1980
Anthracite Grey Metallic 173 1972
Silver Gray 180 1972
Beige Gray 181 1972
Blue Green 268 1972
Dark Olive Green 291 1972 - 1974
Horizon Blue 304 1972
Medium Blue 350 1972
Blue Metallic 387 1972 - 1974
Blue Metallic Clearcoat 396 1972
Milan Brown Metallic 404 1975 - 1979
Cayenne Orange 406 1975 - 1979
Icon Gold Metallic 419 1972 - 1979
Byzantine Gold Metallic 422 1972 - 1974
Tobacco Brown 423 1972 - 1974
Topaz Brown 424 1975 - 1979
Harvest Beige 430 1972 - 1974
Dark Maroon 460 1972
Dark Bronze Metallic Clearcoat 461 1972
Tunis Beige Metallic 462 1972 - 1974
Sand Beige Metallic 467 1972 - 1974
Colorado Beige 470 1975 - 1979
Champagne Metallic 473 1980
Golden Brown 476 1980
Walnut Brown 479 1980
Manganese Brown Metallic 480 1980
Apricot Orange 482 1980
Maroon 501 1980
English Red 504 1975 - 1980
Carnelian Red 514 1972 - 1974
Medium Red 516 1972 - 1979
Brilliant Red Metallic 525 1975 - 1979
Dark Red 542 1972 - 1974
Signal (Fire Engine) Red 568 1972 - 1980
Red Metallic 571 1972 - 1973
Red 576 1972
Inca Red Metallic 581 1980
Maple Yellow 606 1972 - 1979
Mimosa Yellow 618 1975 - 1980
Light Ivory 623 1972 - 1980
Yellow 624 1972 - 1979
Light Ivory 670 1972
Sahara Yellow 673 1975 - 1980
Sun Yellow 680 1980
Manila Beige 681 1980
Pastel Beige 684 1980
Papyrus White 717 1972 - 1974
Gray Beige 726 1972 - 1974
Beige Gray Metallic Clearcoat 728 1972 - 1974
Phantom Gray 733 1972 - 1974
Astral Silver Metallic 735 1972 - 1980
Classic White 737 1972 - 1980
Pastel Gray Metallic 740 1975 - 1980
Deep Green Metallic 825 1975 - 1979
Moss Green Metallic 834 1972
Green 860 1972 - 1974
Silver Green Metallic 861 1972 - 1979
Stone Pine Green Metallic 862 1972 - 1974
Caledonia Green 867 1975 - 1979
Nickel Green Metallic 870 1975 - 1979
Citrus Green Metallic 874 1975 - 1979
Mango Green 875 1980
Cypress Green Metallic 876 1975 - 1980
Petrol Blue Green Metallic 877 1980
Cactus Green 880 1980
Thistle Green Metallic 881 1980
Blue 903 1972 - 1979
Dark Blue Metallic 904 1972 - 1980
Gray Blue Metallic 906 1972 - 1979
Aqua Blue 917 1972 - 1974
Deep Blue 920 1972 - 1974
Pastel Blue 922 1975 - 1979
Silver Blue Metallic 930 1980
Magnetite Blue Metallic 931 1975 - 1979
Lapis Blue Metallic Clearcoat 932 1980
China Blue 934 1980
Marine Blue 940 1980
The Mercedes-Benz W116 is a series of flagship vehicles produced from September 1972 until 1979. The W116 automobiles were the first Mercedes-Benz models to be officially called S-Class. although earlier sedan models had already unofficially been designated with the letter 'S' - for Sonderklasse or "special class. "
The 'new' S-class generation development began in 1966. which was only a year after the launch of the W108/09. This was the first Mercedes saloon to feature the brand new corporate styling theme which was to be continued until 1993 when the 190 was discontinued. The design. finalized in 1969 was a dramatic leap forward. with more masculine lines that combined to create an elegant and sporty character. The basic design concept was actually inspired from the R107 SL-Class roadster. especially the front and rear lights.
The car was presented in September 1972. The model range initially included two versions of the M110 engine (Straight-six with 2. 46 cc displacement) - the 280S (using a Solex carburetor) and the 280SE (using Bosch D-Jetronic injection). plus the 350 SE. powered by the M116 engine (V8 with 3. 99 cc displacement). Half a year later two new models powered by the M117 engine (V8 with 4. 20 cc displacement) were added to the range - the 450SE and the 450SEL (with a 100 mm longer body).
The most notable W116 was the high-performance. limited-production 450 SEL 6. 9. which was introduced in 1975. and became the first production car to use an electronic four-wheel multi-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) as an option from 1978 on. This model boasted the largest engine installed in a post-war Mercedes-Benz up to that time. and also featured self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension.
The 300 SD sedan (USA and Canada only) had a turbocharged 3. 0-litre I5 diesel engine developed from the record breaking C111 experimental vehicle.
The 450SEL was named the European Car of the Year in 1974
Production totaled 473. 35 units. The W116 was succeeded by the W126 S-Class in 1979. The W116 was sold throughout Europe. the Americas. Asia. the Middle East. Africa. and Australia.
In 1975. the W116 was upgraded with a new fuel injection system to comply with revised exhaust emission standards in European markets. A slight power reduction was a result of this update. In 1978. a series of engine upgrades restored original performance levels with new fuel injection systems.
Garnier. Peter. ed. (date 21 September 1972). "News". Autocar: 19.
Oswald. Werner (2003). Deutsche Autos 1945-1990. Band 4. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag. pp. 80. 86. ISBN 3-613-02131-5.
Classic & Sports Car. April 1997 - Best Saloons Ever
Oswald. Werner (2001). Deutsche Autos 1945-1990. Band 4. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-613-02131-5.
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Lee , dated 25 december 2014
Please note that as far as I am aware, your 450SEL should be correctly designated as a " W116 Series " vehicle. I previously worked for Daimler Benz in Europe, and I have never heard of that model being called 400 Series.
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