1974 Automatic

1974 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series for sale in Local pick-up only

Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 400-Series
Doors: 2 Doors
Year: 1974
Mileage: 98,747
VIN: 10704412018500
Color: Silver
Engine size: 4.5 Liter V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 400-Series 1974

Smooth and powerful. A symbol of style and luxury. When it was new, it was the car the wealthy and successful had to have. Today, it is still smooth and powerful. While styles have changed somewhat, the car still looks good, and it rides like a dream. It's recognized as a modern classic. The big advantage now, is that you don't have to be wealthy to own and enjoy this car. That three-pointed star that leads the way on this car does not need a company name underlining it. Everyone knows what kind of car it is and what that symbol stands for. Quality, innovation and tradition. An outward indication of that quality is the factory original paint on the car that is still looks good after almost 45 years, Silver in this case. The SLs are personal luxury cars with clean lines and understated elegance. Beside the grill on each side are dual headlights with fender lines that flow up and around the sides of the car. An accent body line runs front to rear down the side with a parallel line below with body side molding that protects the car from parking lot dings. Obviously gorgeous with the roof down, it also looks great with the black convertible roof up, or the Silver factory hardtop installed for winter driving or just for a different look. Unique Mercedes alloy wheels complement the solid look of this car. Open the door and you will find an interior that has also stood the test of time well with only minor wear here and there. The seats are comfortable with pleated and perforated seating surfaces and smooth bolsters on each side. A four-spoke steering wheel sits in front of a gauge cluster tucked back under a deep dash shroud that keeps the sun off of them effectively for clear visibility. The speedo is in the center with engine gauges on the left and a tach on the right. The ventilation system includes air conditioning updated to R134 and a trio of vents in the center as well as one on each end so you can adjust them easily for your comfort. The original stereo has been updated with a Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD system with 3-way speakers mounted in the generously sized package shelf behind the seats for your listening pleasure. Power window switches are in the center console just behind the shifter for the automatic transmission. Under the hood you will find a powerful 4.5-liter V8 engine. But wheel spinning power isn't what this engine is about. It is about quiet, confident, power that takes you down the road with a reserved dignity. The four-speed automatic is smooth and efficient in the way it enables the car to run at leisurely low RPMs in top gear while traveling down the highway. However, remember, this is a car built to run the autobahns too, so don't underestimate the kind of speeds that it is quietly capable of. The fully independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes have always been designed to provide a great ride and instill confidence and the car rides on those great looking Mercedes alloys with 205/70R14 tires at all four corners. But this is a "sports luxury" car, so it is designed to handle mountain roads as well as the highway, and it's fun to take the long way home sometimes. Come on down and check out this good looking, great handling car. It's a modern classic that can be yours at a surprisingly affordable price.

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