1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 (W116) #1931 *SOLD* Blue Black with Black Velour

  • Stock Number: 1931
  • Make / Model: MERCEDES-BENZ / 450SEL 6.9 (W116)
  • Mileage: 122000
  • Paint Colour: Blue/Black
  • Interior Colour: Black Velour
  • Year: 1978
About This Car

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 | (199) Blue Black | Front and rear electric windows | Electric sunroof | Air-conditioning | Cruise control | Rear headrests | New Blaupunkt Amsterdam stereo
A very unique car to be part of someone’s collection. Registered in October 1978 with six former keepers and over four years with the last owner. Recent works carried out with Mercedes-Benz of Gatwick to the sum of £10,000 including new correct-period Michelin tyres and costly self-level valve replacement. We, ourselves have invested a further £9,000 in service work, paintwork, full air conditioning overhaul and cosmetic enhancement.

The vehicle now is in a very nice running order and the investment made in all the correct areas to bring the vehicle in line for a collectable owner. Many receipts and bills are present from specialist repairers. MOT certificate followed by old tax discs. The vehicle was the personal car of a well known Mercedes-Benz enthusiast some years ago when there was a colour change from (172) Anthracite grey to (199) Blue/Black. The interior is of the charcoal velour which complements the car very nicely and reflects well the old School Mercedes days. Spare keys and Manuals are also present. The mileage carries 122,000 with MOT certificates clarifying the mileage.

A very discreet S class to own with a very special boot badge
Of course she’ll come with our unique 24 Months Major Mechanical Warranty, new MoT, Service and Pre Delivery Inspection and test.

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Is it our unrivalled experience with three generations of SL? Is it our attention to detail, our award winning quality? Is it our selection of hand picked, superb cars for sale? Is it the family feel, the friendly faces and consistency of our work? Most people say it’s all of these things.

A classic car offers a world of opportunities – it is an invitation to explore the open road and share life-affirming experiences with like-minded individuals.

Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?

Bulkhead Corrosion

Although the R107 is renowned for build quality, there is one chink in the armour – the bulkhead. Many cars that present well from the outside are hiding internal rust. Water from outside the car should drain out through specially designed channels, but over time, these become blocked forcing water inside the car. Once water has breached the blower motor cover in front of the windscreen, it slowly wreaks havoc from inside out. This delicate area did not have rust protection from the factory, and as the metal deteriorates it the water ingress can lead to faulty electrics, damp carpets and musty smells inside the cabin.

All our cars come with a 36 month bulkhead warranty.

SLSHOP Unique 2 & 3 year warranty

At the SLSHOP, not only do we know what an SL is capable of but we believe in the cars we sell.

We want our customers to have the confidence to get out and use these iconic classics, to enjoy them for trips at home and abroad.

That’s why we offer a 2 year ‘no quibble’ mechanical warranty with each car sold, as well as a 3 year bulkhead warranty.

Next Steps: Experience

We believe in the capabilities of these classic cars, and want our customers to get out and use them. Welcome to Experience from The SLSHOP, aimed at helping you get more out of your classic Mercedes-Benz. We offer a number of trips, tours and events in the UK and abroad. See you there!

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