1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster
Produced from 1973 until 1980, the 450SL features the 4.5-litre V-8 engine offering a top speed of 135 mph, and presents a harmonious courtship of understated prestige with sporty flamboyance. In fact, the R107 roadster body style represents the second longest single series ever produced by the automaker, after the G-Class.
This car represents one of few 450SLs delivered directly to the US for sale during the model's final year. It is completely original and appears just as it must have for first owner Arnold Cook of Bethlehem, PA, as he drove it off the lot at Turner Motors in West Chester, a testament to his unparalleled stewardship for 33 years. Finished in Classic White (737) with Midnight Blue (904) top and and leather interior, this Mercedes presents as a lovely, unrestored, superbly cared for example that is one of the finest examples in existence. Showing an unfathomable 12,800 miles, this exceptional automobile is accompanied by a plethora of service records and its data card, as well as original books, tools, hard top, and soft top.
Few of these SL Roadsters have survived in original unrestored condition. This remarkable example is a rarity that is impossible to duplicate and any enthusiast of the marquee would be proud to own.