This 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL is best described as a contemporary classic. The Mercedes-Benz 450 SL was produced from 1973 through 1980. 1980 was the last year for the 450SL. Production started in February and ended in October. This 450 is one of only 5,583 450SLís produced in 1980. Its timeless body design is still regarded as a graceful and elegant shape. Featuring the 4.5-litre V-8 engine offering a top speed of 135 mph, and presents a harmonious courtship of understated prestige with sporty flamboyance, its 4-wheel independent suspension delivers excellent cornering capability while maintaining a supple ride quality. Gently driven only 73,217 miles and presented in beautiful China Blue (code 934) exterior with a contrasting blue leather interior. This fully optioned 450SL comes complete with its original steel hardtop, and cloth (blue) Soft-Top as well. Always Garaged, and maintained at a high level. Recent repairs include, Newer Exhaust from the CAT back, new plugs, newer tires, new fuel filter, new vacuum lines and Newer Battery. The AC is also new, with new compressor, temperature switch and drier. Converted to R134 it works beautifully and blows cold. The blue leather interior is in very good condition, seats are super clean as is the wood, rear compartment carpet is clean and remains unstained and shows no signs of fading. The trunk carpet is very good and still holds itís shape nicely. Everything works, very nice handling and comfortable car to drive. Body is in Near perfect condition, no dings or scratches as you'd expect for a beauty of this caliber. The paint is gorgeous and remarkably still original from all indications. The blue cloth soft top is clean and shows little wear as does the plastic window, it's still clean and clear. The hard top is good and still shines with no staining on the interior headliner. The car shows no indication of accident history and has been maintained properly. Comes with it's owners manual and hard and soft top key handle and spare (hard top dolly in pictures not included) This remarkable example is a rarity that is impossible to duplicate and any enthusiast of the marquee would be proud to own. SMILES not included but are unavoidable.