1980 Mercedes 450SL Convertible

1980 Mercedes 450SL Convertible


Bodywork and paint were professionally done by me (25 years as a Professional Auto Body painter) about 1 ½ years ago. Paint was originally red and I disassembled the car and properly recolored the car to its current color which is a late model Cadillac color WA102V (Silver Coast Metallic). The bodywork was done to where the car is arrow straight - paint is flat and smooth with 3 coats of PPG clear.

  • Always an Arizona car
  • 100% rust free body, never wrecked
  • Installed preferred Euro Bumpers
  • New weatherstripping around doors and windows
  • New windshield
  • All other glass in excellent condition
  • Chrome and Brightwork in great condition
  • Newer soft top (looks brand new)
  • New Panasonic stereo with Blue Tooth and remote (JL Audio Amp), JL Audio 10” Subwoofers, 4” JL Tweeters in Front, 6” Kenwood Midrange in door – Awesome Sound
  • All instruments on dash work (even the original clock)
  • All VINs are matching

Wheels and Tires:

  • New BBS style 17 x 9 rims
  • New 225/45/17 tires


  • Original engine with 118,500 miles
  • 4.5 Liter V8, 3 Speed Trans
  • New timing chain and guides
  • Heads were removed and cleaned
  • New valve seals installed with new head and manifold gaskets
  • New belts and hoses
  • New Bosch injectors
  • New coil and distributor
  • New Bosch plugs
  • Newer fuel pump with filter
  • New fuel lines
  • Fuel system is very clean
  • Newer battery
  • New muffler
  • Exhaust is in very good condition
  • Trans shifts great, newly serviced with gaskets and filter


  • Newly rebuilt Servo
  • New axillary heat pump
  • Vacuum lines were checked and replaced where needed
  • New AC compressor with new dryer expansion valve
  • New high pressure hose

Brake System:

  • New rotors
  • New pads
  • New brake hoses


  • Car was lowered 2 ½” in rear and 3” in front (can be raised back to stock height – have replacement springs for front, but not back)
  • Drives very nice, no pulling
  • All joints and bushings in great shape
  • Steers nice and tight
  • Steering gear does not leak, new seals


  • New carpet
  • New seat covers
  • New dash cover
  • All interior was reconditioned
  • All interior dash and dome lights work
  • Original owner’s manual, tool kit, and many repair and parts receipts



30 August 2018