26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
  Lot 112
 

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
Owned & maintained by renowned Mercedes specialist

Sold for £12,375

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

PLEASE NOTE: V5 shows 5 former keepers not 3 as advised in the catalogue and the vendor did not had time to MOT the car and change the tyres.

Registration No: CDE 265M
Chassis No: 10702422004525
MOT: Exempt

  • Three former keepers and 96,000 miles from new
  • Owned and maintained by owner of renowned Mercedes-Benz specialist with recent expenditure of around £4,000 in retail value
  • Reconditioned black leather interior to higher-than-standard specification

Sharing the same basic (R107) platform architecture as its convertible sibling, the Mercedes-Benz 450SLC Fixed Head coupe was introduced in 1972. A full four-seater, the model's stretched wheelbase was disguised by various ingenious styling cues such as the louvered sail panels that adorned its rear three-quarter windows. Equipped with all round coil-sprung independent suspension, power steering and four wheel disc brakes, it proved a comfortable and refined grand tourer. Predominantly allied to automatic transmission, its 4520cc SOHC V8 engine developed a quoted 217bhp and 265lbft of torque. Reputedly capable of over 130mph in standard tune, Mercedes' flagship coupe enjoyed a highly successful second career as a rally car including two Bandama wins and a second place on the East African Safari.

Built to original right-hand drive UK specification in 1973, ‘CDE 265M’ is offered for sale from a vendor, a renowned Mercedes-Benz marque specialist, who is whittling down his large collection of classic Mercedes-Benz cars during his 40 plus years in the industry. At some time during the cars' life, a previous owner exported the car for use in the sunny climes of Cyprus and was looked after by the then-owner who fastidiously maintained the car as it was considered to be a member of the family. During this period, the car received a large amount of professional restoration work which included some welding and a complete respray to Mercedes Midnight Blue from the original Gold paint colour. This paint scheme has now aged slightly and is starting to show signs of age on closer inspection although it is still very presentable. The car has at some point benefited from a complete interior re-trim in Black leather which is to a much higher quality level than the original Mercedes leather and the veneer appears very presentable with no obvious cracking or lifting.

Although this smart Coupé appears to be in fine mechanical fettle with the vendor proudly stating "I'd jump in it and drive it anywhere today" he has given the car some attention prior to sale at auction. It is noted that since acquiring the vehicle in 2014, it has been maintained to a high standard and the retail estimate of recent bills stands at approximately £4,000 and has covered very little of its 96,000 miles displayed since the works were completed.

The vehicle comes supplied with a modest history file noting its time in Cyprus and recent expenditure, along with it's V5C. Please note that the vehicle shows on the DVLA as having been re-registered in 1979, although the build date is stated as 1973.

For more information, please contact:
Lucas Gomersall
lucas.gomersall@handh.co.uk
07484 082430

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

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