1980 Mercedes 500 SLC Euro

For sale: 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series

Technical specifications

Item location:
San Diego, California, United States
Vehicle Title:
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Very rare (1 of 1300) version of the SLC. This was a factory homologated version used to support Mercedes in the world rally championship. Never officially sold in the US (estimates are less than 100)...even fewer legal in CA. Google search to find out more about the unique features of this this model.......
"The 450SLC 5.0/500SLC differs from the stock 450SLC's in several important and distinctive ways. The hood and trunk lids are made from aluminum for significant weight savings. The car weighs 3,333lbs, 20lbs less than the standard SLC. To emphasize the lengths to which MB went to upgrade the car for homologation, t even has an alloy air cleaner to add to the weight savings. The front and rear aerodynamic spoilers the factory added result in a 9 – 10 % reduction in wind resistance and a top speed which exceeds 142MPH. The 5.0 is the very first Mercedes-Benz aluminum block V-8 production motor and is lighter than the standard iron block . It produces in excess of a whopping 300 HP and 350lbs of torque…a true blacktop powerhouse in its day. The 5.0 engine features factory reworked heads with larger valves, ressure fed valve adjusters, ross-bolted main bearing caps and many other special tweaks. The 500SLC also features the upgraded 4-speed automatic".
This car is in excellent drivers condition. Sun roof, ower windows, utomatic climate control, eather options. It has several modifications to support non-competitive rallying. Period correct 16" BBS wheels, ecaro seating (dyed to match), owered front suspension, s exhaust etc. Recent mechanical service included, lugs, ires, ap/rotor, il/filter, adiator re-cored, otor mounts, ushings etc. Very fast and reliable (successfully competed the 2015 Targa CA - see picture in action).

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