The classic 1972 – 1989 Mercedes SL spanned 18 model years without one body panel change

1976 Mercedes 450SL ad

This 1976 450SL ad asked “How can a 2-seater weighing 3,500 pounds loaded down with an automatic transmission and luxury power amenities be considered a sports car?”  The answer was provided shortly thereafter “On the basis of performance, it could easily be called one.  But we don’t limit the 450SL to that.”

This 1976 450SL ad asked “How can a 2-seater weighing 3,500 pounds loaded down with an automatic transmission and luxury power amenities be considered a sports car?” The answer was provided shortly thereafter “On the basis of performance, it could easily be called one. But we don’t limit the 450SL to that.”

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