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.
The Mercedes-Benz SL badge had a star-studded debut way back in 1954, on the gorgeous 300SL Gullwing, one of the German automaker’s most iconic models to date. SL Stands for ‘Super Leicht’, and denotes a highly luxurious grand tourer from Mercedes-Benz. Whilst the nameplate is currently on its seventh generation with the R232, the R107 of 1971 was arguably the longest-runner, with a production run of eighteen years. It was sold as a personal luxury car in North America. This 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster belongs to the R107 generation and is a Virginia car with 74,568 miles on the clock. The current seller has owned the car for a few years and done some refurbishment work on it. One key is included with the sale.
Mercedes-Benz has had a storied and very successful presence in North America. Particularly, the Mercedes-Benz W113 had massive success in North America with 40% of all sales being in the US which amounts to 19,440 units. Mercedes-Benz followed up with the Mercedes-Benz R107 and the C107. These sports cars were available from 1971 to 1989, and this series is known to be Mercedes-Benz's second-longest series produced by the automaker after the eponymous G-Class. In our listing is a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL convertible, with just 43,400 miles on the clock and available to be seen in the Old Colony State, Massachusetts.
Mercedes-Benz is a name that is synonymous with excellent German engineering, luxury, power, and sophistication. The German automaker has been creating some of the most desirable vehicles in history for decades, and it shows in the quality of their vehicles. While their line-up of modern vehicles is great, their vehicles of yesteryear are still great choices not only for collectors but also for any automotive enthusiasts. This particular 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL is an excellent example of this. With an elegant body featuring a stunning red exterior, this vehicle naturally attracts respect and reverence. Its powerful engine has no problem holding its own with any fellow road-goers. Bearing 139,300 miles on the clock, the car has already proven its longevity and resilience and is ready for you to claim ownership.
This is what living the high life in the Seventies was like. Owning a large house, and driving a Mercedes-Benz SL. The R107 generation had a long production run from 1971 to 1989, and during that time, captivated the desires of many Americans. It permeated Hollywood, and was seen on the silver screen, as well as off it. US sales accounted for nearly 70% of all R107 production. That’s why cars like this 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster are still in high demand. This particular car comes with a light 58,000 reportedly original miles on the odometer, and all books and service records included with the sale. The toolkit is also included, for added originality. For sale by the second owner, it’s said to be a California car all its life.
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.
The most iconic generation of Mercedes-Benz’ long-running SL model is arguably the third-generation R107. Produced for eighteen years between 1971 and 1989, the R107 was a staple in Seventies and Eighties movies, driven by well-heeled ladies and gents. These cars were a massive hit in Hollywood too, with many celebs at the time owning one. It’s no surprise then, that they still turn heads when cruising. Get in on that head-turning action by purchasing this 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster. Coming from Missouri, it’s got 92,000 miles on the clock and runs beautifully, according to the seller. Three sets of keys and a car cover are included in the sale.
The Mercedes-Benz SL line has long been an integral thread woven into the fabric of the three pointed star. Starting with the legendary 300 SL, and evolving to encompass a rich history of automotive style and sophistication, each generation appears to be defined by its era, with desirability a given across all eras. The R107, which was introduced in 1971, replaced the popular W113 Series that comprised of the 230 SL, 250 SL, and 280 SL. The R107 generation remarkably remained in production until 1989 with minimal changes throughout — an impressive feat, by both current production cycles and for the period. This car is a stunning representation of one of the most revered designs to from Mercedes Benz. This vehicle has been subjected to a complete OEM-spec restoration, which took place over the course of two years and was undertaken by one of the premier craftsmen in the Tri-State area: Wilson Park Custom Auto. The owner states the process was meticulous and painstaking, but it yielded the results you see here. Located in Pennsylvania, this car features a plethora of new parts, all of which have been sourced from the Mercedes Benz factory. With only 1,179 miles driven since restoration, the owner tells us they’re confident the vehicle could compete in and win at both local and regional shows.
The Mercedes-Benz SL nameplate is a legendary one, as it was born in 1954 with the glorious 300SL Gullwing. The first generation, including the Gullwing ran from 1954 to 1963 before the second generation took over in 1963, running until 1971. The third generation R107 would see a twelve-year production run, from 1971 until 1989, which is where this lovely 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL belongs. A South Carolina car, it’s seen a healthy 175,108 miles, and comes with the Assembly Line Manual included in the sale, as well as the Mercedes-Benz High Mileage Award and Certification. With the right maintenance, which this car appears to have had, high mileage is nothing, so why not take a chance on this beautiful Sunset Boulevard cruiser?
Who doesn't enjoy cruising, as the gentle breeze blows through the cabin and a leisurely eight-cylinder engine hums beneath the hood. And what better way to experience it than in a 70s Mercedes-Benz Roadster. Here’s a 1979 Mercedes Benz 450 SL Roadster that fits the bill. It belongs to the second longest single series ever produced by Mercedes, which ran from 1971 to 1989. These cars are considered ideal classic daily drivers due to their spacious interiors, comfort, and reliability. Our subject 450 SL Roadster is reported to have been a Florida car its entire life and bears 60,000 original miles. The seller also states, "It’s rare to see one of these in this condition with such low miles!”
The Mercedes-Benz SL Class or Roadster has existed in many forms throughout the decades since 1954. This 1975 450SL comes from the third generation. Compared to other early 70s designs, it was considered futuristic but soon became a placeholder for that era. It is a distinctive roadster that draws just enough attention today, as it did when new. The 450SL convertible on offer is a reportedly well-kept example with a very low mileage of 72,150 miles, said to be in immaculate condition.
In 1971, Mercedes Benz decided to add a little spice into their mostly well-tamed line of cars. They introduced the R107 and C107, a series of sports cars with a German flavor that focused on capturing the American market. It was the right move. The SL became the second-longest single series ever produced after the G-Class. The R107, like the one featured here, was Mercs only roadster during its time in production and is a two-seater with a detachable roof that's been spotted in Philadelphia, with just a smear over 80k miles on the road.