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450sl Roadster All Original on 2040-cars

US $40,000.00
Year:1979 Mileage:52000 Color: light ivory /
 sienna red
Location:

Caguas, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Caguas, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Convertible
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:4.5L V8
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 10704412056633 Year: 1979
Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
Trim: 450SL
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Convertible
Drive Type: RWD
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Mileage: 52,000
Exterior Color: light ivory
Interior Color: sienna red
Number of Doors: 2
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. ... 

1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL ORIGINAL CONDITIONS NOT A RESATURATION! ORIGINAL PAINT, ALL THE BOOKS AND DOCUMENTATION, ALL THE KEYS, INCLUDES BOTH ORIGINAL DATA PLATES, ORIGINAL SPARE TIRE, ORIGINAL TOOLKIT, ORIGINAL STEM VALVES, GARAGE KEPT BY COLLECTOR. I AM THE THIRD OWNER OF THIS VEHICLE  AND IT WAS AQUIRED BY AN ESTATE. THIS CAR RECIEVED THE ACCA 1ST JR AWARD IN 2007. CALL OR EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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New details emerge on forthcoming Mercedes-Benz SLC

Sat, 02 Feb 2013 14:45:00 EST

Last we heard, the Mercedes-Benz SLC had been put on indefinite hold, but now Car Magazine is reporting that the Porsche 911-fighting "Baby SLS" coupe could be on sale by 2015. Riding on a modified SLS AMG chassis, the smaller and lighter SLC could be priced in the sub-$100,000 price bracket.
We'd already heard that the new car would feature conventional doors (instead of SLS-like gullwing doors), but this report focuses on some of the possible powertrains Mercedes-Benz is likely to use. At launch, the SLC could offer a pair of V8-powered models - a 485-horsepower SLC and a 585-hp SLC S - both being powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. About a year after launch, a new V6 model could emerge giving the SLC an estimated 333 horsepower and its lowest price point.
It also sounds like the car's name hasn't been completely finalized as some people within Mercedes are favoring a return of the SLR name.

Brabus 800 Roadster is a power-mad aristocrat

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 08:29:00 EST

If we're being completely honest, we haven't exactly been in love with the aesthetics of the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. It's mostly a front-end issue, with its glowering eagle-eye headlamps and upright, dinner-plate-sized Three-Pointed Star coming across to us as overwrought. That's particularly troublesome for a roadster whose history has of the most elegant designs of all time in its back catalog. Somehow, the new R231 generation's brash visuals seem more at home on this Brabus 800 Roadster to us.
That's probably because the high-dollar German tuner has turned up the wick on the SL's visuals even further, with carbon fiber bodywork, a more aggressive aero kit, matte hood scoop and complex two-finish wheels. It's all-the-way committed to its brashness, in other words - and justifiably so. Anything with 800 horsepower and 1,047 pound-feet of torque has earned the right to look however it wants, right?
Brabus started with the SL65 and its not-exactly-underpowered 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12, and went to town, fitting their own turbocharger and intercooler system, along with a less-restrictive exhaust system with driver-selectable sound levels and new engine electronics. The result is a 3.7-second 0-62 mph time, an electronically limited top whack of 217 mph... and one seriously compromised toupée.

BMW expects China to pass US as its top market in 2013

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:42:00 EST

When you combine two billion citizens, 100 cities with more than a million inhabitants and an economy that's as unrestrained as Jim Cramer on an Adderall binge, China's explosive auto industry growth shouldn't be a huge surprise. Audi already lists the communist country as its largest market, while Mercedes-Benz is expecting it to be there in the next few years. Now, according to a report from Automotive News, BMW is expecting the People's Republic to overtake the United States in sales by the end of 2013.
We already discovered the extent that BMW is going to in establishing a dedicated Chinese stronghold, when we explored BMW's Shanghai-based DesignWorks studio ahead of April's Shanghai Motor Show. And while we argued that DesignWorks Shanghai hasn't really borne fruit, it isn't due to a lack of sales.
BMW China has seen a 16-percent jump in year-over-year sales, lead by a 28-percent gain in 5 Series sales. Part of BMW's growth strategy comes from an ever-expanding dealership network. Remember those 100 cities we mentioned with over one million people? According to Karsten Engel, CEO of BMW's Chinese operations, those 100-million-plus city dwellers don't have access to a premium dealership.