1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL


1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL
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Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this magnificent 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL for sale. For details contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601.

For nearly a decade the W116 body Mercedes was hailed as the most advanced, finest driving, and safest luxury sedan on the market. Even by today's advanced standards, these are magnificent driving cars. They are a reliable, spacious, and wonderful high-speed road cars. These cars were offered with many different engine choices and body styles. Offered in a short or long wheelbase, this 450 SEL is the most desirable of all. It has the 4.5 L V-8 engine and the longer wheelbase for a very spacious rear seat.

Our car is quite unique. Having only 49,000 miles, it has only had two owners and has been maintained to the highest standards. This highly original example is believed to have all original paint, a magnificently original interior, and can be critiqued to the highest standards. Everything on this car is original with the exception of the European style headlights. At one time the original Becker radio had been removed, and we replaced it with a fully restored unit purchased directly from Becker. So original is this car, the spare tire appears to have never been on the ground, and the jack is still wrapped in the paper from the factory.

It's previous owner had performed nearly $6000 of work on it three years ago. However their circumstances changed shortly after completing this work and the car sat. It was stored in a climate-controlled area where it was run frequently. We have documentation of the extensive work they performed.

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 have performed:

Oil and filter change
New battery
Replace shifter bushings
Replace AC blower motor
Replace air conditioning compressor belt and seals
Coolant flush
Replace right rear window switch
Replace wiper blades
Repair exhaust
Install restored Becker Mexico radio and install new wires
Replace AC panel bulbs
Replace rear brake pads and rotors
Replace valve cover gasket's
Transmission service
Front end alignment
Replace drivers seat side adjustment handle
Replace sway bar links
Refinish front license plate holder
Replace front brake rotors

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 1980 in your mind. Inside there are no cracks on the dashboard or door panels. They are perfect. The leather shows virtually no wear and is still firm and supportive. The wood is nearly perfect. All of the gauges are crystal clear, all of the graphics on the buttons are still beautiful, and every lightbulb in the instrument panel works. Outside, the paint is of the highest quality and the chrome gleams. The engine compartment of this car looks the way it did 37 years ago, or close to it. The same can be said for the trunk where the original carpeting is still perfect and the spare tire looks brand-new.

Painted in Champagne Metallic with Bamboo leather, this 450 SEL is in a classic color combination. It has no rust anywhere. And would be a proud car to show or drive. Included with the purchase of this Mercedes are:

Four master keys
Original complete first aid kit
Original owners kit including service books and owners manual
Original floor mats
Documentation showing $6000 of work having been completed three years ago in less than 400 miles ago.
Documentation of the work we just completed.

We encourage prospective buyers of the special car to personally inspect it. Most of these cars have high miles, rust, and are in a dilapidated state. This example has been meticulously maintained and stored and is one of the most impressive on the market today. To find a 450 SEL in equivalent 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.


Engine Type
Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8


Body Color
Body Style




Interior Color
Palomino Leather
Seat Material
Center Console
Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Transmission Type
Body Style
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