1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC (C107)


  • Tidy and very usable C107 rarity 
  • Low mileage SLC with 220bhp V8 
  • Six keepers in 45 years 
  • Smart metallic blue over blue leather 
  • Recent service, timing chain and health check
  • MOT to April 2025 
  • Private plate included in sale 

The Appeal

The sheer ability and resulting popularity of the R107 convertible can tend to overshadow the equally good C107 SLC. Like its cousin, it is built to exacting standards, has unburstable running gear, and is both comfortable and practical.
The coupe adds space and a certain pillarless style to the R107 compelling brew. These are great cars for long distance trips, or simply enjoying one of the era’s most relaxing cruisers on weekend jaunts. 
This one is finished in popular mid-metallic blue with a lovely dark blue leather interior. It is a tidy and well preserved car with the potent and highly regarded 220bhp 4.5litre M116 V8. The history file shows regular maintenance with recent attention to the fuelling system and front calipers. The last service was in December 2023 - less than 250 miles ago - and included replacement timing chain and general health check.
Although MOT exempt the car comes to market with the transparency of a recent MOT test. That runs to April 2025. A handsome and very usable example of these great touring cars. 


The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 2nd July 1979 
  • Original RHD UK market car
  • Six registered keepers from new 
  • Previously painted silver which was changed to blue in July 1985 
  • Recent invoices covering replacement battery and brake parts 
  • Fuel pipe and fuel pump attended to in February 2024 together with front calipers 
  • Handbook and service book with various maintenance stamps shown in photographs 
  • Last serviced on 12th December 2023 at 94,101 miles 
  • This work noted to be by a marque specialist and covering timing chain, service and brake and health check 
  • MOT to 10th April 2025 with 94,342 miles showing and one minor advisory 
  • Now showing 94,345 miles 
  • Registered as a Historic Vehicle with DVLA so MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
  • Private registration plate included in sale 


The Condition

  • Handsome mid metallic blue paintwork in good order across car
  • Paintwork appears to date from respray in 1985 and remains well kept 
  • There are some minor use-related marks to note to arches and bonnet
  • Buyers should expect some signs of use due to originality and age
  • Bodywork presents in straight, well kept condition with no obvious deterioration 
  • Bonnet shows some stone chips and small rust bubbles to edges 
  • Underside in similar order with evidence of improvements now undersealed
  • MOT contains no structural advisories but notes the above condition 
  • Optional ‘Mexican Hat’ alloy wheels in fair condition with matching spare
  • Fitted with Firestone tyres which appear to be older but in acceptable condition 
  • Very smart interior with dark blue leather and matching carpets throughout 
  • Seats are very well kept with little wear visible and fitted front and rear belts
  • Carpets are similarly well kept through cabin and boot 
  • Dark walnut veneers to dashboard and console in good condition 
  • Veneers show light deterioration visible on photos but not unsightly 
  • Interior switchgear including door cards and door fittings very well kept 
  • Blue dash top with no visible cracks or marks and fully working dials 
  • Fitted with period correct JVC radio cassette system 
  • Headlining appears in good order but sun visors show light staining to outside edges


The Mechanics

  • 4,520cc M116 220bhp fuel injected V8 engine 
  • 3spd automatic gearbox 
  • Full factory tool kit and roll in boot 
  • Recent survice with less than 250 miles covered since 
  • Timing chain, front calipers, fuel system and brakes recently worked on 
  • Full health check recently undertaken in December by a marque specialist 
  • No reported running or driving issues 
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on last MOT test 


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Auction Details
  • Year 1979
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SLC Series
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 94,345 Miles
  • Engine size 4520
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town London
  • County London
  • Country United Kingdom
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  • Tonicop•••• £1,000 17/07/24

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