1974 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

W116 450 SEL


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    25 985 mi / 41 819 km
  • Car type 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Number of doors 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


Transmission: 3 gears, Automatic
Model year: 2021
Registration number: MB-14-25

Life was so simple in the past. Take the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL. It does exactly what says on the tin: a 4.5 litre V8 engine with the “S” standing for S-class, the “E” standing for Einspritzer (injector) and the “L” for long wheel base. What a delightful car! The “S” class has always been built like a tank and our car is no exception to the rule. Amazingly this car has only travelled 25,985 miles since it was first registered in 1974! There is nothing to give away the fact that this Red Metallic 571 S-class has blown out 46 birthday candles. She still drives as majestically as a new S-class, transporting her passengers in serenity and sumptuous luxury. This example was supplied to its first owner in the States in 1974, who kept it until 2019. The car’s history is particularly well documented. All insurance papers are there as well as a copy of the old title, many invoices from her American days and to top it all a complete car wallet containing the metal guarantee disc and Datenkarte. The car has a red metallic finish with white ivory leather upholstery. This is a most delightful combination that properly reflects the car’s elegance. With its 5.06 metre length the Mercedes-Benz is by any standard an enormous car. The M117 90 degree V8 engine develops 193 Ps and takes this 1,730 kg limousine to a top of 210 km/hr. The engine is coupled to a 3-speed automatic, perfectly matched to this limousine’s relaxed character. Naturally you will want for nothing when driving this S-class. The car has air-conditioning, sunroof, electric windows, comfortable seats cruise control and a Becker radio (together with its guarantee certificate!). This car is still the ultimate cruiser thanks to excellent maintenance. Because of its low-mileage it has never needed an engine overhaul. This Mercedes-Benz S-class is also a very interesting proposition as it has youngtimer tax relief (in the Netherlands). In summery we have sourced a wonderful one-owner S-class in unique condition and with a lovely provenance. Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom