Low mileage battleship 2: ’78 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL
This older Mercedes-Benz sedan is not a classic yet it has a place in the world. At least to us it does. If it was a spent car with 200,000 miles, rust and a beat interior then it should become a donor car so that others may live. Not today’s 450SEL. It belonged to the seller’s Mother and she was the original owner. Mom stopped driving it 18 years ago with 62,000 miles therefore the seller had to put a considerable amount of money in to get it roadworthy again. The question is this. Is it “sellable” (good for a road test) roadworthy or really “drive it home to California” roadworthy? If it turns out to be a real driver, then it is a very nice car in what appears to be better than average condition. The work performed means it should start and stop pretty well. What we don’t know is does the A/C work, power windows, sunroof and god knows what else. They can be really expensive to get right. But we still like it and would give it a chance. The asking price is $8,500. Click here for the listing.