1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL


1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL

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

For nearly a decade the W116 body Mercedes-Benz was hailed as the most advanced, finest driving, and safest luxury sedan on the market. Even by todays advanced standards, these are magnificent driving cars. They are reliable, spacious, and wonderful high-speed road cars. These cars were offered in many different engine choices and body styles. Offered in a short or long wheelbase, the 450SEL is the most desirable of all. It has the 4.5 L V8 engine with a longer wheelbase for a very spacious rear seat.

Our car is quite unique. This Anthracite Grey metallic with Palomino leather has had two owners. The previous owner had it for over 15 years. During his ownership the car received a high quality repaint. Extensive service was performed on the car to maintain it to the highest standards.

Over $10,000 of work has been done in the past two years with less than 600 miles being put on the car. We have full documentation to show everything that was recently done. We wanted to make sure this car was completely turnkey and mechanically as desirable as it is cosmetically.

As with all of our cars it has received a thorough inspection and service. To get this car ready for sale we performed:

Change oil and filter
Replace left high beam bulb
Replace front indicator socket
Replace steering shock
Replace rear brake pads, rotors, grease friction points
Evacuate and recharge AC system
Replace rear windshield seal
Replace left front bumper shock
Replace right front window switch
Repair center console

We are as delighted with the way this car now drives as we are with the way it looks. This car is an absolute pleasure. It is tight, fast, and takes you back to 1979 in your mind. Every switch and control works as it should. Even the Air condition is ice cold and blows hard through the center vents. There are no vacuum leaks. The original Becker radio looks perfect and all of the controls work as designed. Inside there are no cracks on the dashboard or door panels. They are perfect. The leather shows virtually no wear on the front passenger seat and the rear seat. The driver seat shows very minimal wear. The wood is nearly perfect. All of the gauges are crystal-clear, all of the graphics on the buttons are still beautiful, and every light bulb in the instrument panel works. Outside, the paint gleams, as does the chrome. The engine compartment of this car looks nearly the way it did 38 years ago. The same can be said for the trunk with the original carpeting is still perfect and the spare tire and wheel look brand new.

Painted in Anthracite Grey metallic with Palomino leather, this 450SEL is in a classic color combination. It has no rust anywhere and would be a proud car to drive or show. Included with the purchase of this Mercedes are:

Three original master keys
Original first aid kit
Owners manual
Carpeted mats
Documentation showing $10,000 of work having been completed in the past two years and less than 600 miles.

We encourage perspective buyers of this special car to personally inspect it. Most of these cars have high miles, rust, and are in A dilapidated state. This example has been lovingly maintained throughout its life. It is one of the most impressive on the market today. To find a 450SEL in equillivant condition would be a tough challenge.

At Pedigree Motorcars we show cars by appointment only. To arrange your private showing contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601. Many additional photos available upon request.


Engine Type
Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8


Body Color
Anthracite Grey metallic
Body Style




Interior Color
Palomino Leather
Seat Material
Center Console
Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Transmission Type
Body Style
(561) 866-1601