Rare FIA lightweight Homologation car, one of 40 units that came to the US, Great preserved condition, comprehensive records
Available now, one of the rarest models built by Mercedes-Benz. This car is one of about 40 imported to the U.S. and about just 1400 units built worldwide in 1979 only.
Purpose built for FIA homologation for the rallie effort in that year, the 450 SL 5.0 is a lightweight, high performance version of the luxurious R107 street model.
Powered by an all-aluminum 5-liter V8 engine coupled to an upgraded transmission and differential, installed in a body with alloy panels and a sport tuned suspension, the 5.0 went immediately to become a legend both on the road and the rallie events worldwide.
This car is finished in a beautiful and rich Icon Gold, complemented by a two-tone finish in metallic gray on the bottom, which matches the alloy BBS wheels. The factory equipment also includes a sunroof.
It also comes with a comprehensive service and ownership history, accompanied by a binder full of records, including the federalization performed in period and the original U.S. bill of sale.
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