1979 Mercedes-Benz SL

450 SL roadster


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    11 275 mi / 18 146 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    160 kW / 218 PS / 215 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


Stock status: Expected soon

General information
Model range: Jul 1973 - Jul 1981
Model code: R107
Registration number: 88-LNH-6

Technical information
Number of cylinders: 8
Engine capacity: 4.520 cc
Transmission: 3 gears, Automatic
Drive: Rear wheel drive

Empty weight: 1.640 kg
Carrying capacity: 285 kg
GVW: 1.925 kg

Emission class: Euro 0

APK (MOT): tested until 05/2022

Occasionally you find a car that is just right. This 1979 R107 generation Mercedes-Benz 450SL is that car. This SL was found in Virginia in the United States where it had always been owned by one family. Since 2006 it has been in the Netherlands and over the last 14 years has had a single owner. What makes this Mercedes-Benz 450 SL even more desirable is that the previous owners have only managed to clock up 11,000 miles in all that time. The first 9,000 miles in the States and the last 2,000 miles in the Netherlands. And considering its condition you can say that the car is practically pristine. The perfect bodywork has nice and thin, correctly aligned panelwork. The car was re-sprayed for cosmetic reasons in the original finish. The paint job was executed very well and currently the paintwork, bar a few very small blemishes, is in very good condition. Even the Burgundy red pinstripe has remained perfectly intact. The interior trim is just as fine. The car came with red leather trim, fantastically contrasting the exterior finish. It is not just the overall good condition that catches our attention, there are some nice accessories as well. We have climate control, centre armrest, heat resistant glass, cruise control, courtesy lighting, fog lights and a Becker Mexico radio. The car’s service history is included in the

documentation. Over the last years the car has received very good attention, with a number of parts preventatively replaced to keep this SL in top class shape. Combining the low mileage and good maintenance means this car drives really well. The previous owner swapped the American bumpers for far more refined European ones. The complete car wallet is present with “Datenkarte” and metal “Data plate”. This is the kind of Mercedes-Benz that when taking place behind the wheel you get the feeling it is a car made to enjoy for a hundred years. The sort of car designed by engineers not accounts. The easy to operate hood is naturally in perfect shape. When you take this 450 SL out for a drive you do wonder how the previous owners controlled themselves to keeping the mileage down!

What a great car! Probably the worlds lowest mileage R107. It is the perfect car to either enjoy cruising around in or even as a wonderful addition to someones serious Mercedes-Benz collection 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