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1976 Mercedes-Benz (R107) 450 SLC
This 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC is an Australian-delivered example of a classic Mercedes-Benz coupe, complete in a tidy blue-on-blue colour combination. Powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.5-litre V8 engine, outputs totalling 165kW and 377Nm are sent to the rear wheels. The transmission in this car is a three-speed automatic gearbox. The odometer of this vehicle currently displays 180,744km.
Perhaps one of the most iconic Mercedes-Benz SL-Class generations of all time, the R107 is characterised by unique svelte looks and a sumptuous driving experience. As its W113 predecessor was notably successful in North America, Mercedes put particular emphasis in designing the vehicle with America in mind with specific bumpers and specialised engines. Mercedes-Benz created this SLC coupe version of the regular SL which brought four seats and a fixed roof. The SLC could be had in several variants but the 450 SLC was the high-specification option in-period, only bettered by the 500 SLC flagship. The pillarless SLC design wasn’t always favoured over its roadster counterpart, but with lower production numbers the SLC is tipped by experts to be worth big money in years to come.
Painted in blue on the outside with a matching blue leather-upholstered interior, this SLC’s specification also features chrome detailing on the exterior and blue carpeting inside to tie-in the look. A sunroof is fitted to this car as well as an original Pioneer cassette radio system. The vehicle also featured in the 1995 Mercedes Benz Car Club of Queensland concours. The car rides on a set of original 14-inch Mercedes ‘Bundt’ wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Turanza tyres.
Built in Germany in 1976 and complied new in Australia in June 1976, this Mercedes-Benz has a service manual to back up its maintenance. Recent servicing has been completed in June 2022 by JK Automotive and Eastern Star Motors. JK Automotive supplied a new battery and fuel pump, while Eastern Star Motors reconditioned the fuel head and supplied new spark plugs. The car’s air-conditioning has been recommissioned according to the seller.
Exterior condition of this 450 SLC is good, consistent with the vehicle’s age and odometer. The blue paintwork presents in decent order throughout, with minimal fade and a good amount of reflection remains in the finish. No major scratches or chips are seen in the duco which is understood to have been repainted at some point. Elements of the front bar show rust and the lower valance appears to have warped. Points of patina and weathering are seen on the chrome bumpers, badges, and side mirrors. Lower portions of the side skirts and rear bar show obvious discolouration and scrapes, while the rear bumper has been dented on the right-hand side. The wheels display no curb rash (though some minor surface rust is seen) and the tyres appear with good tread.
Inside the cabin this 450 SLC shows in good condition. Blue-upholstered seats retain a nice shape and show no overt signs of creasing or tears, while the carpeting appears unstained and without fraying. The seller notes the passenger rear window works, although needs some manual assistance to raise and lower. Trims of the centre console display some wear and tear, as does the steering wheel.
This car will come with the original tool and first aid kits as well as maintenance documentation.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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