There’s something about classic ‘Mercs that continue to enamor the eyes of passers-by. They are sleek, sophisticated, and timeless. The same can be said about this 1974 Mercedes Benz 450SL Convertible, one of the finest automobiles that Germany had to offer at the time. Although reportedly coming with 124,600 miles on the clock, the car has stood the test of time and continues to ride and handle just as its expected to. Additionally, being a convertible, there’s ample opportunity for you to put the top down and cruise on your way to wherever you may go. If the soft-top doesn’t seem as attractive of an option, an optional hard-top is also included according to the seller reports. So why not say yes to some good old classic fun with this Mercedes and help preserve some of the finest works of classic German engineering.
Long, swooping lines, follow throughout this 1974 Mercedes Benz 450SL Convertible’s design language, an aesthetic that continues to be followed today in more contemporary models. The massive three-pointed star catches everyone’s gaze immediately as it leads your eyes along the side, towards the back. Although originally in green paint, this particular Mercedes comes in a special black wrap, that not only adds more protection to the vehicle’s original paint and body, but also brings a beautiful matte effect that lets the light shimmer in the light. The exterior is truly exquisite in every way. The same can be said of the interior. Given the time period, you’ll hardly find any tech to disrupt your experience, much unlike the cabins of Mercedes models today. However, the simple design is functional, practical, and very attractive, especially given the contrast cast by the black exterior and brown interior. The seats are in impeccable condition and are perfectly comfortable, as is the reportedly original steering wheel, which acts as the centerpiece to the entire interior. The switches and controls are fine, and you might also notice that a modern stereo system has been equipped for convenience’s sake, but isn’t all that obtrusive to break away from the original design of the vehicle.
The 4.5L V8 engine is reported to be in great condition, even undergoing a recent oil change. The automatic transmission is functional and gets this car running and cruising through any road that you may want to take. It’s perfectly capable for your needs and given the German engineering, will continue to serve you well for many years to come.
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