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Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL. For details and information contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601.

Regarded as the finest quality, safest, and most advanced luxury sedan of its time, the W116 body Mercedes-Benz was the pinnacle of automotive engineering and prestige in the 1970s. Few of these magnificent sedans still remain, and fewer are of the quality of the one presented here. This Astral silver with Grey velour 450SEL has only 50,000 miles.

Reportedly, only 10 of these cars were imported into the US in 1979 with the factory velour interior. This one was also specified to have the optional and desirable rear seat headrest.

This highly original example has had one high quality repaint that was performed in the last couple of years. Inside the factory valour interior is beautiful. There is no cracking on any of the door panels or dashboard. The seat material has held up beautifully over the last 38 years, and the seats are still firm and supportive. The wood veneer on the dash and center consol is still beautiful and impressive.

Driving this 450SEL is an absolute pleasure. The engine is strong and smooth and makes excellent power and torque. The transmission shifts beautifully and is very responsive. Every function in this car works exactly as it should. The air-conditioning blows cold and hard through the center events with no vacuum leaks. Every light works and all of the gauges are crystal-clear. All of the windows, door locks, and sunroof are all functioning as designed. The Becker radio performs as good as it looks, even the lighting functions as it should and the electric antenna works perfectly. Surprisingly, even the factory cruise control still works.

This for 450SEL turns head everywhere it goes. It's new proud owner will enjoy taking it out on the weekend drives or showing it.

As with all of our cars at Pedigree, a thorough inspection and service was performed to get this car ready for sale. We had our shop perform:

Replace all fuel injector seals, holders, o rings

Replace spark plugs

Replace steering shock

Replace idler arm

Flush brake fluid

Replace wiper blades with correct stainless steel OEM

Change oil and filter

Replace sunroof switch, drive coupler, front and rear sunroof seals

Repair AC control panel assembly

Replace hood pad

Replace drivers seat adjustment handles

Replace passenger seat adjustment handles

Repair throttle body Accelerator linkage

Wheel alignment

Balance tires

Replace AC junction hose

Replace rear emblem

This for 450SEL is now turnkey and ready to be driven and enjoyed. We encourage perspective buyers to personally inspect this beautiful Mercedes to appreciate how nice it is.

Included with the purchase of this Mercedes are:

Two original keys

Books and clear plastic case

Mercedes-Benz floor mats

Mercedes-Benz first aid kit

Original spare tire and wheel

Tool roll

Documentation of the work we performed

At Pedigree Motorcars we show cars by appointment only. Contact Ken Baker at561866-1601 to arrange your private showing. Additional photos available upon request.

Stock #P384
VIN11603312089063
Year1979
MakeMercedes-Benz
Model450SEL
Engine4.5 Liter V8
Cylinders8
TransmissionAuto
Mileage50395
Exterior ColorAstral Silver
Interior ColorGrey Velour
Body StyleSedan
Doors4
Passengers5
New/Used Used
Price Contact Dealer
Carfax® Report
CarStory Report
Options
  • 5 Passenger
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Am/Fm Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fuel Injection
  • Integrated Sound
  • Original Keys
  • Owners Manual
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Steering
  • Power Sunroof
  • Power Windows
  • Premium Sound
  • Sliding Sunroof
  • Trunk mat
Prices do not include title fee(s), tag fee(s), or taxes.