A beautiful and rare 450SLC with a fabulously period colour scheme in fantastic condition throughout.
First registered in August 1978, this SLC is finished in Icon Gold with Olive Green velour interior. It wears its original body-colour painted hub caps and retains its correct Becker radio.
The car has been looked after by John Haynes Auto Technics for the last ten years. Last year its current owner spent over £7k ensuring the car remains in superb condition. This included fitting new Michelin XWX tyres at a cost over £1k alone.
There is a good history file detailing the work the car has received over the last ten years, plus the original owners’ pack and manuals.
In terms of condition the car is superb throughout. The gold paintwork is beautiful with excellent chrome and stainless trim, and the underbody is corrosion free and original. The interior absolutely superb. The green velour is unmarked.
The SLC drives superbly with plenty of power from the 4.5-litre V8, smooth automatic changes and a relaxed gait at speed. A great touring car.
Good C107 SLCs are hard to find. The ravages of time, corrosion and being in the shadows of its roadster sibling finished off most. However, the SLC has enjoyed something of a resurgence in interest over the last few years as enthusiasts and collectors recognise the coupé’s qualities – tighter to drive than a R107 SL, thanks to the stiffening effect of the roof, with elegant pillar-less lines and a true four-seater. This example benefits from the biggest 450 engine, wonderful period colours and plenty of recent expenditure to maintain its superb condition. A very cool car.