1975 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL, CA Car, No Rust, Garaged, 2nd Owner, 118,142 Miles

For sale: 1975 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series

Technical specifications

Item location:
Yuba City, California, United States
450 SL
Engine size:
117, 4-stroke, gas injection, 8 cylinders
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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Thanks very much for looking at this 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL 2 Door Roadster that has a classic black on tan color combination!

I bought this car 15 years ago from the original owner in San Francisco as the perfect car for my newborn son to drive when he turned 16. So it sat covered in the garage as my wife and I drove it less than 100 miles over the past decade and a half. Now that we have a driver, “it’s too old Dad” so we’re looking for another home for our classic. This car hasn’t spent a day out of California and has absolutely no rust, the chrome shines like a mirror, and the exterior rubber on the bumpers and trim is perfect.

The body is very straight and solid and the hood, trunk, and passenger door open and close smoothly while the drivers side door ‘sticks’ slightly on the open. The car has never been in an accident and I believe this is a minor adjustment on the latch. This SL comes with a soft top that’s stored in the bonnet and a hard top. Both tops are in very good condition. The paint is in good condition, but there are a few chips and worn spots (see pictures). A fog light cover is cracked, the radio antenna is missing, the right side mirror (piece of mirror only), and a piece of corner chrome on the windshield is missing.

Take a look at the pictures to see the condition of the interior. It’s all original and shows the wear and tear of being 41 years old and never restored. There are a couple cracks on the dash,a back panel on the driver's seat is missing, the driver's seat needs a wire connection to fold forward,the the sun visor clips are off, a visor mirror is glazed, vehicle needs a new audio/sound system. The power windows work perfectly.

All of these items I've mentioned as defective are minor in nature and nominal in expense to fix.

-Engine & Transmission

4.5 Liter V8 Engine is strong and powerful as ever! It starts with ease and it has no problems moving this Classic It’s a 117, 4 stroke, gas injection, 8 cylinder engine.

Automatic Transmission shifts smoothly and effortlessly through every gear. It’s a 3 speed torque converter transmission.

The car has power steering.

The air conditioner hasn’t worked since we’ve owned the car as it wasn’t a necessity in the mild Bay Area climate and we simply never drove the car here in the heat of the Sacramento Valley.

The tires are brand new Sumitomos on the original 6 1/2J x 14 H2 light alloy rims.

This beautiful roadster comes complete with its original Owner’s Manual, MB Engine.Chassis catalog, and tool kit!


Please reference NADA ( www.nada.com ) values below when bidding.


LOW Retail Price: $10,800

AVERAGE Retail Price: $18,800

HIGH Retail Price: $28,200


Buyers are encouraged, and more than welcome to inspect this vehicle in person andbefore auction ends! Inspections performed after the point of sale will not be accepted or considered. Please review all the photos carefully, and do all of your homework and due diligence in regard of this vehicle before auction ends!!!! Please do not assume anything and do ask any questions you might have in regard of this car, and do ask for any additional photos that would be of interest for you, so we avoid case of "buyer’s remorse" afterwards.

Please realize this is a 41 years old used classic and NOT A NEW CAR. I’ve done my best to disclose any substantial blemishes and defects, however, I’m not an auto mechanic or car expert. Opinions and expectations obviously vary, so please bid accordingly on this ‘as is’ vehicle. If you have ANY questions or concerns about this car while the bid is OPEN please contact me at 916-218-5825. I’ll certainly do my best to address your concerns and I’ll gladly give you an up close inspection via FaceTime if you’re unable to visit Northern California in person.

I’m selling this carAS-IS, where is, and without any warranty expressed, written, or implied. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Therefore, despite my best effort to verify a vehicle's mechanical condition, there is no warranty of manufacturer’s workmanship or of the previous owner’s diligence in care.

for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. ANY and ALL representations made in the description above are made to the best of the Seller‘s knowledge, however, due to divergent notions of condition and quality, you are encouraged to rely on your own physical inspection of the vehicle and not the description above. Furthermore, due to the likelihood for latent and patent defects within and/or on a pre-owned vehicle, the Seller cannot guarantee that all issues are disclosed in the description above. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, asked any and as much questions they might have about the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Therefore, any claims or disputes as a result of or relate to failure to disclose or misrepresentation are hereby waived by you. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale and end of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. It is agreed by all parties in relation to any transaction involving this vehicle, won through eBay or not, that the proper venue for any legal proceedings or disputes will be conducted in Duval County, Florida, under the laws of State of Florida.

The advertised mileage represents the miles when the vehicle was placed on eBay. These vehicles are test driven and demoed so mileage shown may differ at time of sale.

Also please be advised that we have the right to terminate this auction at any time, as the vehicle is offered for sale locally, and through other means of advertisement.

By bidding on this auction, clicking “buy it now” option, or by placing your offer,you agree that you have read, understand, accept and will be bound, without modification, by all the terms, conditions and notices contained herein.


$500Non-RefundableDeposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours after the end of the auction, and winning bidder MUST contact us within this period to arrange payment and shipping details.

The balance(cash in person, money order, bank loan or certified check, wire transfer) is due within3 daysafter the end of the auction!! All financial transactions must be completed before vehicle delivery.


All buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered in.

A temporary tag can be issued if needed to transport the vehicle back to your home state. Temp tags are good for 30 days.

If you have any questions about your Fees & Taxes please check with your local DMV agency before bidding on our items.

If you need any special arrangements in regard of the payment, please let us know in a timely manner, and BEFOREauction ends, so you can get our approval to bid on the vehicle, and we can work something out, otherwiseIfterms of sale are not met (deposit within 24 hours, and full payment within 3 days),that bidder will be reported to E-bay, and second chance offer will be sent to the next highest bidder!!


I’ll gladly ship this car at the buyers expense to any location in the WORLD so let me know if you need a quote. I’m in Sacramento, but I’m more than willing to transport the car to the Port of Oakland or San Francisco so international shipping and Export is no problems!

Shipping cost is the responsibility of the winning bidder!

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