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1978 Mercedes Benz 450sl on 2040-cars

US $9,000.00
Year:1978 Mileage:120000 Color: Red /
 Tan
Location:

columbiana, AL, United States

columbiana, AL, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Convertible
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:v8
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 107704412047499 Year: 1978
Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
Trim: sl
Options: Leather Seats, Hard top convertible
Drive Type: automatic
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Mileage: 120,000
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Tan
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

I am selling my wife's 1978 Mercedes.  It is a great car, she just wanted to get a more modern convertible.

It runs and drives perfectly and looks great.  The paint is new, the interior is great.  It has a new jump seat installed (not pictured).   All in all, it is a terrific little car. 

The bad:  It has a small crack in the dash.  I was quoted $350 to replace dash, but never got around to it.   Also, the AC does not work well when it's hot outside.  I spent over $5k getting the AC repaired and every major component is brand new (compressor, condensor, these weird German switches behind the control panel, etc).  I have been told by someone I trust that the issue is that one part of the system is for freon and another is for the newer style coolant, I don't know.  Theoreically, the AC can work again for about $1200.  However, AC was always terrible on these late 70s Mercedes, so I just quit worrying about it.  Finally, the fuel gauge doesn't work under 1/4 full and the odomoter quit working at 120k, but the car has only been driven about 5 times since then.

This is a beautiful, fun to drive, head turning car.  It is available for inspection in Columbiana, AL.

 

 

 

 

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Mercedes FWD platform to last until 2018, convertible and two-seater future uncertain

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:59:00 EST

Mercedes-Benz seems to be expecting a lot of success from its front-wheel-drive CLA-Class. Automotive News is reporting that the sub-C-Class sedan could grow when its second generation arrives in 2018.
The current FWD platform for MB underpins the CLA, the B-Class, the GLA-Class, and the A-Class. The B-Class will arrive in North America as an EV for spring of 2014, while the production GLA crossover will arrive three to four months after that. The five-door A-Class won't be crossing The Pond. Sad faces all around.
According to AN, another model will be based on the front-drive architecture, but it won't be coming to the US market. Set to arrive next year, rumors are that it'll be a wagon version of the CLA, sort of like the ill-named five-door CLS Shooting Brake that is also a Europe-only item.

Mercedes rules out hybrid supercar, promises SLS successor

Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:00:00 EST

The recent Geneva Motor Show was a festival of hypercars, with the presence of not one, but three over-the-top debuts: the Lamborghini Veneno, McLaren P1 and Ferrari LeFerrari. The latter two have hitched their carbon fiber bumpers to the electrification bandwagon by using hybrid-electric powertrains not entirely unlike the propulsion systems we've come to know in cars like the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt. Does that mean the flow of electrons up the four-wheeled food chain will eventually consume our hallowed supercars? Not if AMG has anything to say about it.
AMG Director of Vehicle Development Tobias Moers recently confirmed that not only will there be a successor to the Mercedes-Benz performance division's SLS AMG, he notes that its internal combustion engine will most definitely not be sharing living quarters with an electric drivetrain. Instead, AMG plans to focus on further pushing the power and efficiency envelope of the internal combustion engine and advancing the use of lightweight materials to achieve their goals. The first example of this effort can be seen in the new SLS AMG Black Series that incorporates many weight-saving techniques to shed some 154 pounds from the SLS AMG GT (above), which itself is lighter than the standard SLS AMG.
Furthermore, Moers remarks that his company is happy to leave the hypercar segment to companies like Ferrari and McLaren. He admits that, "Ferrari in the hyper-car segment is still a different brand than AMG. We have to be honest..." So rather than taking the SLS further upmarket to do battle with bulls and stallions, Moers hinted that the next-generation SLS may be joined by another performance model that fits neatly between itself and the C63 AMG.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S 4Matic [w/video]

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:58:00 EST

Maybe you saw our recent blog snippet on a bunch of US journos getting pulled over in the middle of nowhere in Catalunya, Spain for driving a bunch of new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG models. By all accounts, they weren't speeding - which makes me softly guffaw. I was there in that group, yet I had taken the more direct route into the mountains from Barcelona so that I could... well, so that I could go faster. No one hassled me and I had the Autovia all to myself. And it was the goodniks - the team players - who got nabbed because Spain had decided to suddenly enforce the never enforced "must carry an international driver's license" clause of the highway code.
The departing E63 AMG with 518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque from its M157 5.5-liter biturbo V8 hasn't exactly been poorly received. It isn't as crisp as, nor as pleasantly evil as its C63 AMG kid brother, but we generally accept that the heavier and larger car will always feel, well, heavier and larger.
As part of the 2014 E-Class mid-cycle redesign, Affalterbach decided to give its E63 AMG more power and torque for the occasion. The base car now gives off 550 hp and 531 lb-ft, while the hotter S version I tested (formerly the AMG Performance Pack) produces 577 hp and 590 lb-ft. The other big novelty is that E63 sedans will be available with both rear- and all-wheel drive, while all US-spec E63 wagons will be 4Matic equipped.