- Body Type: Convertible
- 69,146 Miles
- Year: 1974
- Engine Size: 4.5L
- Trans: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Ext color: Harvest Beige
- Int color: Bamboo
• 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster
• Only 69,146 Original Documented Miles!
• Just ONE Owner! • Top of the Line Model!
• MSRP $15,660!
• Powerful and Smooth 4.5L V8 Engine!
• 3 Speed Automatic Transmission!
• Stunning and Original Harvest Beige Exterior with a Brand New Mercedes-Benz Brand Chocolate Brown Soft Top!
• Gorgeous and Original Bamboo MB-Tex Interior!
• All Books, Manuals, Jack, Spare, and More!
• ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER!
• On Original Title Dated 05/31/1974!
• Original Bill of Sale, Pre-Delivery Paperwork, Thank You Letter from MBNA, and Mercedes Club Membership!
• Full Service Records (Over 200) Dating Back to NEW! • Fully Stamped Service Book! • Every Single Possible piece of Documentation from New!
• Fitted with Every Conceivable Option!
o Climate Control Air Conditioning
o Power Windows
o Hard Top
o Soft Top
o Classic Wheel Covers
• Incredible Investment Potential!
• Fresh Major Service and Ready to be Enjoyed Today!
SHOWROOM PRICE: $27,900
SALE PRICE: $24,900!!!
Call 618-791-4020 today for a worldwide shipping quote!
PPW Motorcars is pleased to offer what is arguably the best 450SL available anywhere, at any price! This superlative 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL was exquisitely ordered in the seldom seen Harvest Beige with a Chocolate Brown Soft Top over a striking Bamboo MB-Tex Interior. These rare colors are even more desirable today than when they were produced 43 years ago!
What makes this vehicle truly worth owning is the level of detail and hand assembled craftsmanship that is present in no automobile currently produced. This magnificent motorcar was produced in an era when owning a Mercedes-Benz meant something significant. There was no such thing as a $299 a month lease on a new C-Class; ownership was reserved for just a select few. With the factory window sticker showing an MSRP of $15,660 ($82,507 when adjusted for inflation) this vehicle was one of the most expensive and best overall vehicles available during its time. It combined the road holding ability of a sports car with the opulent appointments of the finest luxury cars. This was a vehicle for the most discerning individual to whom sacrificing any virtue of the vehicle for the sake of another was unacceptable.
What sets this vehicle apart is its magnificent condition, incredible level of originality, and outrageous documentation! It is our opinion that there is not a more complete car and to our knowledge has literally every item from the time it was delivered to the day we acquired it! The original Owner, Elmar, came to the USA from Stuttgart in 1970 and worked as an engineer. He was not well off when he came over but worked hard and saved for this magnificent motorcar that he was able to purchase from International Motorcars here in Saint Louis, Missouri on May 31, 1974! From the time it was new, he took it to that dealer (Soon to become Plaza Motors, one of the largest European car dealers in the Midwest) and it received anything and everything it needed, regardless of cost. He was so persnickety that he kept detailed notes on his driving experience and noted any repairs or adjustments that needed to be made, as well as a few complaint letters written to the dealer when things were not to his standards. Elmar cared for the vehicle like no other owner we have ever come across, for example he would not take the car in for service on a hot or sunny day to avoid the interior getting sun during the day in the parking lot. Such gentle car has made this the most original and best preserved example on the market. This vehicle shows better than most restored examples and needs nothing to be enjoyed. What truly makes it truly unusual is the 4” binder with every single service record from new, it is truly complete. We are proud to offer what we believe to be the best example of the coveted 450SL Mercedes available today. Offered to the collector, enthusiast, or investor who appreciates the magnificent investment potential of this exceptional Mercedes-Benz 450SL! Bid with confidence-you will not be disappointed in this magnificent motorcar!
Call us for a complete walk around; we will supply you with a detailed description and answer any questions you may have!
PPW Motorcars is located at 9350 Woodson Terrace Ind. Ct less than ONE mile away from St. Louis International Airport (Airport Code STL).
Please call Paul Weishaar, day or night, for more details or any questions 618-791-4020
Why buy from PPW Motorcars?
With many years of specialty experience in the Classic, Luxury, and Exotic motorcar business and a lifetime of passion PPW Motorcars serves some of the worlds most sophisticated and discerning buyers. We pride ourselves on honesty, expertise of some of the world’s finest vehicles, and a promise to each buyer that the vehicle they purchase will be the exact same one that arrives at their doorstep. We strive to make your purchasing experience easy, convenient, and confidence inspiring. With a central location just minutes away from St. Louis International Airport (Airport Code STL) we are happy to pick customers up curbside or deliver the vehicle to your doorstep. We pride ourselves on integrity, excellent communication, and diligent follow up.