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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL
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HIGHLIGHTS: Low-mileage, well-maintained, one-owner 1977 Mercedes 450SL! Pretty color combination; straight out of the '70s! 60,479 miles and on consignment from the original owner!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body is clean and straight and in truly excellent condition. The condition of the body really speaks to the mileage shown on the odometer. While there are some minor nicks here and there showing this car has been enjoyed over the years, it presents well. This car has been garaged since new, so it still looks sharp!

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: This Mercedes appears to be wearing its original “Red Metallic” paint. Considering the age of the vehicle, the paint is in nice condition. While some normal fading has occurred, Mercedes' “Red Metallic” paint of this era has always been a sort of copper-red rather than a fire engine red. Get up close, and you'll see the metallic. Aside from the aforementioned nicks and dings, the paint has held up well. The hood and trunk paint are showing the most age of all, as one would expect of the flat surfaces on a car. Overall, this is a car with plenty of curb appeal and would considered in the perfect condition to be driven and enjoyed frequently.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior is in shockingly good condition! MB Tex always holds up so well, and this car being kept inside helped keep it in excellent condition. Open the door, and you'll see where this car really shines. While there is some mild creasing in the vinyl seats from use, this can be expected of any car this age that has been driven and is very minimal. There is some minor separation of the material on the rear panel that covers the soft top. Even the dash is nearly immaculate! The recent addition of a RetroSound radio makes for easy listening, and looks at home in the dash. The original radio is included.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood sits the original engine. The engine fires up easily and runs smoothly! The car rides nicely, steering feels good, and driving this 450SL is a simple pleasure. Once you hear this car fire up, there's no doubt that it has been cared for.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The fact that it is an unrestored, one-owner car that looks this good! It also has all the original documents including the data plate and owner's manuals.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: There's not much to dislike! The paint may put off buyers looking for a fully restored vehicle, but the original paint in all its glory is part of this car's charm.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? This car is ready to hit the road! The power antenna is in-operational, but seems to pick up a signal just fine.

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? This car is for someone looking for an unrestored, unmolested, clean and ready to go weekend cruiser. If originality is a plus for you, this just might be your next ride!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or for more information

Title: CLEAN

Air Conditioning YES
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer YES
Wipers YES
Windows YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES (Valet Key as well)
Runs & Drives YES
Tire Condition: Good tread, show some age


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Engine Type
Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Brilliant Red Metallic
Body Style
Paint Type


450 SL


Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
MB Tex
Shifter Type
Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

Vehicle information is provided by the consignor (current owner) of the vehicle, and while we do perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. Dealership is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. We are not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials or components of these vehicles. Our employees are a team of talented individuals with a history in the classic car industry. We perform an extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

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If marked "Numbers Matching" or "Original Mileage", the consignor(current owner) states this vehicle as such. Given how easy it is to create a “clone” or “tribute”, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of any and all claims. Customer is encouraged to verify this information on their own, prior to purchase.

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Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Transmission Type
3-Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Padded Sun Visors & Dash
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Factory Tach
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Center Console
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Removable Hard Top
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Power Antenna
  • Aux. Audio Input
  • Original Owner's Manual