If you have a thing for classic European sports cars, or more specifically, roadsters, then the R107 chassis number by Mercedes-Benz is undoubtedly something you've heard of before. You see, the R107 model and its many variations were the best of what Mercedes had to offer, borrowing bits and pieces from other models to become a piece of art that would be the second-longest single series produced by the automotive giant after the G-Class. There's no mistaking the R107 for anything else. It's a unique piece of automotive history, a collector's delight if you will, and its fan base is as dedicated as any. If you wish to own a significant piece of modern automotive history, then you've stumbled across the right vehicle; this magnificent 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster could be yours.
Not much changed in design even though production lasted for 18 years, and it didn't have to; the car was stunning, and boy, it turned heads. Unlike typical sports cars, the SL450 was not a cheeky little toy that would zip around the city. No, the SL450 was still a Mercedes-Benz, and a Mercedes-Benz does not deviate when it comes to opulence. This fine 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL stands in a beautiful Silver Metallic exterior with a removable color-matching hardtop and looks to have sustained its original condition. One need not expect disappointment when it comes to the interior of a Mercedes-Benz. Like this one, many 450SLs received a plush navy-blue leather exterior. From the way this one has held up, it is safe to say that the interior is made of pure, high-quality material, from the plush seats up front to the single bench in the rear, from the color-matching covers that sit over the dash, to the black plastics that are embedded within the leather, the 450SL feels designed.
In 1973, the North American models of the 350 SL were renamed the 450SL as they were bestowed with larger 4.5L V8 engines tuned to meet U.S. emission requirements. As a result, this 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL can produce around 180hp and around 220lb-ft of torque.
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