$9,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1974

option code description
12 Automatic Transmission
491 US Specification
519 Becker Radio Grand Prix, USA
531 Automatic Antenna
580 Behr Air Conditioning
592 Heat Insulated Glass, Heated Rear Window
636 Elimination of Warning Triangle

  
exterior color code
920 Deep Blue
interior color code
265 Mushroom Leather

Make:   Mercedes-Benz
Model:   450SEL
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   119,960 (Actual)
Engine:   4.5 Liter V8
VIN:   11603312014051
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us. We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it.
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468

 

 

 

 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this 1974 Mercedes Benz 450SEL in excellent condition. It looks nice, runs great, and is an awesome driver. Remarkably, this is a true "one-owner" vehicle and we purchased the car from the original owner that bought it brand new in 1973. We still have a copy of the original title from 1973. The car has excellent service history and comes with receipts for over $3,200 from the dealer in maintenance from February of 2017. There are also some stamps in the service book from the Mercedes dealer for the scheduled maintenance. The market on classic Mercedes sedans is hot right now and this example is priced to sell. The low original mileage is also verified not only by the condition of the car, but also by the clear Ohio title showing the mileage as "Actual."

I have personally put over 230 miles on this 450SEL and during that time the car was flawlessly reliable with absolutely no issues and a pleasure to drive. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Mercedes that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. This Mercedes is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Deep Blue (920) over Mushroom interior (265). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the data tag by the radiator and vehicle data card both pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below to get a true sense of clean and nice this Mercedes really is.

Also included with the car are the original owners manual, metal plate with the original owners name and car information, books, tool kit, spare tire and rim, jack, maintenance booklet, Becker radio cards, emission system manual, warranty booklet, and miscellaneous other items from when the car was sold new, which are all pictured below.

As a side note, this Mercedes is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the 560SL, just give us a call.

   

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Deep Blue exterior is in great driver condition condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a brilliant gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. We have seen no paint lines, overspray, or other signs of paintwork at all. The previous owner, who has owned the car for its entire life, said that the car has never been in any kind of accident and has never had any paint work. All of the doors open and shut nicely; it has that solid Mercedes touch and feels like a vault door closing. The car exhibits great body panel fit overall. The wheels are in great shape with a nice finish. The Bridgestone tires look almost brand new and have about 90% tread left. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some blemishes around the car that are too small to show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. We have also included specific photos of the rockers, lower front and rear quarter panels, and other areas on the car most prone to rust to show how it looks.

 

Interior

The all original Mushroom interior of the 450SEL looks very nice. The seats do show some age, but are in good condition with no rips, tears, or excessive wear. According the previous owner this car has had sheepskin seat covers over the front seats since the car was new. The seat is not worn in the typical area on the driver's bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet looks good for being original, but does have some spots of wear that are visible in the photos. All of the gauges faces are crisp and the lenses are clear. The dash is in good condition with no fading or sun damage. There is one crack in the dash visible in the photos. The original door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and the door pulls are solid and in tact. The wood trim looks nice overall with no fading; there are some very fine hairline cracks in the wood that were too small to show up in the photos. The package tray behind the rear seats looks great with no warping, fading, or sun damage. The trunk is very clean and nicely detailed with the original spare tire and rim, jack, trunk mat, and tool kit with the correct Mercedes wrenches.

The nice condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this Mercedes has received throughout its life.


Mechanical

This 450SEL appears to be in very nice mechanical condition. As stated above this car has over $3,200 in receipts for maintenance from last year. I have personally put over 230 miles on the car with absolutely no issues. The engine starts right away every time and runs well. It is an exceptional driver that feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to a stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it runs great, there are no strange noises or vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The brakes were recently serviced by the Mercedes dealer with the receipt pictured below. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. It runs cool and does not overheat. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. Also, the engine bay is clean, nicely detailed, and correct as one can see from the photos.

Please note in the video that the warning lights work properly. They light up when the key is first turned on and then go off when the engine is started. There are no "check engine" or other warning lights that stay on. All of the gauges work as do all the exterior lights, indicators, rear defroster, and wipers. The right front window and the power sunroof work, but need a hand to help close. The horn and blower for the heater and a/c do not work. The original radio is still with the car, it makes noise but does not pick up stations. Most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. This Mercedes is smooth and quick with the V8 engine. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1974 450SEL is in excellent driver condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. It is amazing rare to find a one owner Mercedes from 1974. The market on classic Mercedes is very strong right now, particularly for original examples like this car. This Mercedes is a great value and will only appreciate over time. Someone could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For a twelve minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/S0l3h1WtbRQ .

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners. Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it. We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world. For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker. Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote. While we are more than happy to assist with shipping of the car, we are not responsible for the shipping of the extra engine block.

 

 



 




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