ABOUT THIS CAR
Rally Preparation Services are offering for sale this C107 Mercedes 450 SLC.
The four-seater coupe versioned body Mercedes-Benz C107 with its V8 engine were produced from 1971 through to 1989. Reportedly the North American market was very important for this Mercedes-Benz model with much of the produced units sold there. Modifications for the cars heading towards the American market included the deeper chromed bumpers and 4 rounded headlamps to comply with market regulations and can be seen with the car we are offering.
Mercedes manufactured more than 300,000 of the C107 and R107 bodied cars across the production run and many remain in service today which shows how strong and well-engineered they actually are.
Mercedes-Benz established internally that the SLC body would be a good platform for rallying along with its extremely robust 3 speed automatic transmission. Particularly biased towards Endurance rallying the model achieved some mighty impressive outright wins and notable drives with some of the rallying greats at the wheel such as Hannu Mikkola, Andrew Cowan and Björn Waldegård on some of the toughest events out there. In fact a 450SLC was both the first V8-engined car and also the first automatic gearbox to ever win a World Rally Championship event!
This lovely car has lived with and has been looked after by us for several years now. In the vendors’ stewardship the car has been very well looked after with usage mainly on touring-type events across the UK and Europe. The car has been UK registered by us, with all duty paid.
Most recent works to the car have included a major engine refresh, differential overhaul and a bespoke mild steel exhaust fitted.
The car is currently with RPS’ sister company, the SASCo storage facilityand available for inspection.
All viewings and test drives welcomed by appointment at Rally Preparation Services.
All enquiries please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44(0)1993 358009