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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL
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HIGHLIGHTS: Beautifully maintained, 1979 450SL finished in a beautiful shade of yellow! 4.5L V8! This iconic piece of German engineering is in fantastic shape showing proof of excellent care. This is a turn-key car ready to hit the streets!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this 450SL is clean and straight, as one would expect for a well-maintained car of this caliber. While there are some dings in the bumpers, the rest of the car is incredibly straight. All emblems are in place and have a brilliant shine! The body on this car is in beautiful condition, and must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: This 450SL has received a repaint in what appears to be a GM yellow, which looks fantastic on this 1970s Mercedes. The new brown soft top really highlights the paint color as well.The paint is in great condition with a bright shine and a deep gloss!

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: Much like the exterior of this car, the interior is in remarkable condition, which is no surprise given the low mileage of 87,140. The original leather is showing minor, normal creasing, as seen in the photos. However, even with the low mileage, the leather is in incredible shape for its age! The dashboard, which is an area prone to cracking on these cars, is in great shape as well. New carpet and new floor mats have also been installed. This car is comfortable, and presents very nicely!

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood is the 4.5L Mercedes-Benz V8. The engine in this car purrs like any good Mercedes-Benz should, and provides more than adequate power for a car this size. It feels very solid to drive, and handles like only a German touring car can. This car fires right up, and is a blast to drive! With four wheel disk brakes and independent front and rear suspension, this is truly a driver's car. While it may not have the instant power of a supercharged Mustang or Camaro, there's not a single moment behind the wheel of this 450SL that you forget you're driving a powerful and sturdy vehicle.

Per the current owner, recent repairs and upgrades include:
-New tires
-New brake rotors and pads
-New shocks
-New fuel pump, fuel injectors, and fuel filter
-New cap, rotor, coil, spark plugs, and wires
-New power steering pump
-New tie rods and center link
-New belts and horse
-Recently serviced radiator
-Upgraded heater servo

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The unique color combination, and fashionable classic Mercedes look!

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: Yellow isn't for everyone.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? The A/C is not currently operational.

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Any Mercedes-Benz enthusiast looking for a clean, ready to drive R107 450SL!

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


Air Conditioning NO
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Odometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge 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
Tire Condition: Like New, installed 2022
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Seatbelts Front: YES Rear: N/A
Runs & Drives YES


Engine Type
Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Body Style
Paint Type


450 SL


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

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Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Transmission Type
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seating
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Factory Tach
  • Center Console
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fog Lamps
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cassette