1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL Ex-Sir Barry Gibb

Lot: 253

Sold for (£): 17,600
Offered for sale is a 4.5L 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL automatic that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 109 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Ex-Barry Gibb CBE of the Bee Gees. Real celebrity provenance...


  • The car has been owned and registered to Sir Barry Gibb for the past 31 Years.
  • Indicating 59,000 miles and presents beautifully
  • Hydraulic Self-Levelling rear suspension, a very expensive option in period
  • Freshly serviced (Feb 2018) and new MoT prior to auction
  • Sensibly guided considering its celebrity connections

Lot Details

Registration: WYU 484T RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1977 Engine size: 4.5L
Make: Mercedes-Benz Odometer reading (miles): 59000
Model: 450 SEL MOT expiry: 2018-06-09
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: 11603322069887

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 109 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The car has been repainted during the last 10 years and presents very well.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The interior has slight wear /light sun fading to rear hat deck commensurate with a 40 year old car. Seats / carpets / wood are in a lovely condition.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Serviced as and when required most recently in Feb 2018 by known Mercedes specialist.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Gear shifts are very smooth.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


New Tyres recently.


Minor: Major:


All functioning as it should. Car has ice-cold AC, roof, vacuum system refresh.

Vehicle History


Good - Imported into the UK in 1978. The car has been serviced and MOT’d annually to correspond with Mr Gibbs visits to the UK. The majority has been undertaken by the local garage that has looked after all his vehicles for many years. There are also invoices on file for work carried out on the car from Hughes of Beaconsfield Mercedes Benz main Agents. These are all invoiced to Mr Gibb personally. The handbook and maintenance book are present in the plastic wallet. 

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history