- Body Type: Convertible
- Year: 1980
- Engine Size: 2.5L
- Trans: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Ext color: Blue
- Int color: Tan
• 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster
• Toyota Supra 1JZ-GTE Turbocharged Engine and Transmission Conversion!!!!!!
• Powerful, Smooth, Dramatic, and FAST!
• Last Year for the Iconic 450SL!
• California Car!
• Wonderful Restoration/Build!
• Bare Metal Repaint in Original Lapis Blue
• New Fender/Door Beltline Trim
• New Rubber Throughout
• Brand New German Canvas GAHH Soft Top
• Brand New German GAHH Carpet
• Refinished Wood
• Brand New Tires
• Major Mechanical Freshening
• New Engine, Transmission, and Subframe Mounts/Bushings
• All Front Suspension Bushings
• New Upper and Lower Ball Joints
• Gorgeous Floors
• Highly Desirable European Bumpers!
• One of Just a Few Produced Worldwide for 1980!
• Top of the Line Model!
• Spectacular and Highly Correct Cosmetic Condition!
• Breathtaking, Correct, and Essentially Flawless Lapis Blue (932G) Exterior!
• Soft, Supple, and Gorgeous Parchment Interior!
• Fitted with Every Conceivable Option!
• Original Becker Radio!
• Brand New Tires!
• Fresh Major Service!
• Original Books, Spare Tire, Jack, and Much More!
• The Best Condition, Lowest Mileage, and Ready to Go or Show Example to Be Found ANYWHERE!
• No Better Early Car is Available Anywhere!
• Incredible Investment Potential!
SHOWROOM PRICE: 54,900!
SALE PRICE: 49,900!
Call 618-791-4020 today for a worldwide shipping quote!
PPW Motorcars is pleased to offer this beautiful 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL, which was exquisitely ordered in Lapis Blue (932G) and wears it as a 0 mile bare metal repaint with a beautiful and Brand New Top Quality German Canvas GAHH Blue soft top over a powdery, supple, stunning and brand new Parchment Interior from GAHH, complete with refinished wood! Being one of a few produced world-wide in 1980 and the only one we have come across in Lapis Blue over Parchment interior, it is our opinion that this is the best possible combination that could have rolled off the factory floor! As gentleman’s car, this is one of the few that was ordered in classic, rare, and elegant colors. The stunning and timeless colors are both period correct and still fashionable today whether it be a trip to the country club or long drive to the country home.
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. 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.
Now to the thing everyone is here for, the Toyota Supra Engine and Transmission Swap! Starting out, this vehicle had a very heavy 4.5L Iron Block V8, that actually bent the engine hoist when being removed. The later build 450SL’s also had massively restrictive emissions systems that chocked horsepower down to a measly 160HP and also lost the vintage touches and charm the first two years had. The builder of this car wanted to reverse both of those to make the ultimate in ‘fun to drive’ and vintage feel/looks. To start, it began as a solid rust free California car and has an underside that is nothing short of excellent. Then the conversion happened and it is as exciting as it sounds! With the turn of the key the 1JZ turbocharged engine comes to life and you know you are in for a special experience. Driving it can be calm and as enjoyable as any classic Mercedes should be but once you put your foot into it you hear an overwhelming spooling sound of the turbo and intake noise that few to no other engines can rival followed by a massive surge of power! This is about as exciting as it gets, period. To make sure that the rest of the car was up to the task of this massive power, the engine mounts, subframe bushings, suspension bushings, ball joints, and beyond are all zero mile fresh! Further, to ensure that this vehicle is ready to be enjoyed today it just underwent a large service and is ready to be enjoyed today! During the service we changed the oil/filter, spark plugs, air filter, installed new tires, belts, coolant flush, brake fluid flush, many suspension bushings, valve cover gaskets, and Much More. More so, the cosmetic condition of this car is above reproach. From the zero mile bare metal repaint in the original and most desirable color of Lapis Blue, to the trim (which was replaced with the repaint), to the brand new german canvas GAHH soft top, soft top seals, all body seals, along with a brand new GAHH interior right down to smaller details like the refinished wood and original radio. There is not a better example available anywhere, at any price and then you consider the 1JZ engine on top of the marvelous condition. Offered for the true collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this extremely rare, top of the line, magnificently restored both mechanically and cosmetically, and last production year of this exceptional Mercedes-Benz 450SL with a 1 of 1 1JZ build! This is easily one of if not the best 107’s available anywhere, at any price! Bid with confidence-you will not be disappointed in this truly amazing 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.