Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda 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.
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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.
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.
The all original Mushroom interior of the
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
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
The nice condition of this
original interior is a huge testament to the
meticulous care and attention this Mercedes has received throughout its life.
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
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.
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, 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
Thank you for looking and please do not
hesitate to email or call with any questions.
For a twelve minute video of the car including running, starting,
walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway
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.