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First Car Over the Barrett Jackson Block at 2015 Scottsdale Auction Will Be a Mercedes Benz 450SLC

By   /  December 23, 2014  /  Most Recent Posts!, R107 SL 1971-1989 (350SL, 450SL, 280SL, 380SL, 500SL, 560SL)  /  No Comments


It seems like the Barrett Jackson Auction event in Scottsdale in January just keeps getting bigger and longer every year… with more vendors, food choices and of course, cars… lots of cars. Looking over their docket of auction cars for the upcoming January 2015 sale reveals this 1978 Mercedes 450SLC that will be offered for […]

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Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 5.0 Grey Market Import – 1,300 Mile Cross Country Car Review

By   /  November 19, 2013  /  R107 SL 1971-1989 (350SL, 450SL, 280SL, 380SL, 500SL, 560SL)  /  No Comments


In the early 80s an SL Market Letter subscriber called John looking for a 5.0 liter SLC. These ‘flagship’ SLCs were the first of MB’s hugely successful alloy V8s. The search was successful, though it was necessary to import the car from Germany as the 5.0 was never offered by US dealers. Fast forward 30 years, […]

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SL Market Letter’s Route 66 Adventure – Tobin Retrieves 1979 Mercedes 450SLC 5.0 Grey Market Car from SL Market Letter Subscriber in New Mexico

By   /  September 18, 2013  /  Mercedes Coupes & Convertibles (non SL)  /  No Comments

Mercedes 450SLC 5.0

We got a call here at the SL Market Letter office a couple of weeks ago, from a long time subscriber who was ready to downsize and sell his Mercedes. The car in question happens to be a 1979 Mercedes Benz 450SLC 5.0, a European model that was imported for its owner by John Olson […]

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