1974 Mercedes-Benz SLC

450 SLC

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Mileage 
    44 000 mi / 70 812 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    10702412003026
  • Engine number 
    117982.120166
  • Lot number 
    55323
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- LHD example registering c.44,000 miles only, Black coachwork with cloth interior

- Previously registered to Island Trading Co and Palm Pictures with licence plate 'HYD 1'

- Understood to have possibly been used by Bob Marley when visiting the UK

Sharing the same basic (R107) platform architecture as its convertible sibling, the Mercedes-Benz 450SLC fixed head coupe was introduced in 1972. A full four-seater, equipped with independent suspension, power steering and disc brakes, it proved a refined grand tourer. Predominantly allied to automatic transmission, its 4520cc SOHC V8 engine developed a quoted 217bhp and 265lbft of torque.

This LHD example was previously registered to Island Trading Co and Palm Pictures (V5 on file) under licence plate 'HYD 1' and the vendor informs us it is believed to have been used by reggae legend Bob Marley when visiting the UK. Chris Blackwell, record producer and businessman, had helped forge Marley's career and was the founder of Palm Pictures and Island Records. Finished in black with grey / black cloth interior, the vendor now rates the bodywork, paintwork, engine, gearbox and interior as "very good". Currently registering just c.44,150 miles, the car is accompanied by a Swansea V5c document, MoT to July 2018 and a quantity of expired MoTs back to 1992.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)