1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 Series

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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 Series vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 107-026-12-001071
Engine Num: 117-960-001097

This 1980 Mercedes-Benz B 450 SLC 5.0 was offered for sale at the 2006 Worldwide Group Auction held on Hilton Head Island where it was expected to fetch $30,000-$40,000. It is finished in silver paint, officially it is color code 735G which is Glasu....[continue reading]

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 Series vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 107.024.12.026711

First introduced in 1971/1972, the 450 SL roadster and 450 SLC coupe were outwardly identical to their '350' (3.5-liter) sister models, but under the bonnet lurked a more powerful 4.5-liter V8 engine. The interior highlighted Mercedes-Benz's increasi....[continue reading]

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 Series vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 116.033.12.096898

The W116 line-up replaced the S-Class in 1972. Much of the development had concentrated on secondary safety. In 1973, the 450 SEL long-wheelbase version of the 450 SE was introduced. Its wheelbase was stretched by four inches in an effort to provide ....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: 107-026-12-001071 
Coupe
Chassis #: 107.024.12.026711 
Sedan
Chassis #: 116.033.12.096898 

History

The 450 SLC had two-doors, hard-top, and seating for four. It was similar to the 450 SL but with a longer wheelbase which increased the weight slightly. The rear passengers window is actually a 1/4 window with a louvered panel which provided extra privacy. Production lasted from 1977 through 1981. The 450 SLC is renowned for its performance and was constructed by the manufacturer as a homologation special to compete in marathon rallies. Another purpose was to act as an experimental car, a test vehicles which would gather data for use in the construction of their next generation aluminum engines. The competition cars were similar to the production cars with the most visual difference being the safety components such as roll-cages.

The 450 SLC 5.0 was built in limited numbers with 1470 being created for road use which was enough to satisfy ONS/FIA homologation requirements. Only a few were used for motor-sports events. It is believed that 40 were sold to the United States. The all-aluminum 5.0 liter V8 engine produced 240 horsepower which was similar to the one that had been used in competition.

The Rallye cars were similar to the production vehicles. There were only slight changes such as the alloy wheels are .5 inch wider and there are special center caps with three-pointed star emblem. On the interior the ash tray has been moved to rear of the center console to accommodate a Rallye Counter. There is a roll-bar and an oversized batter located in the right rear corner of the trunk floor. Special lightweight materials were used throughout the competition cars to decrease weight. This included alloy door skins, alloy wheels, and alloy hood.

In 1978 Mr. Andrew Cowan and Colin Makin won a marathon race which covered most of the South American Countries, a distance of 18,000 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006

1980 Mercedes-Benz Models

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