1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5 V8 ( W116)

Lot: 405

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 4.5L 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5 V8 W116 automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 75 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

An increasingly rare W116 S-Class in need of some TLC...


  • From the era of legendary 'money no object' Mercedes-Benz build quality
  • Presented in White with a very smart Brown and Beige Velour interior
  • Showing just 77,700 miles on the odometer
  • Described as a rolling restoration project, usable just requiring some attention to detail
  • Very desirable V8 4.5-litre model and guided attractively.
  • Coming with an original sales brochure, some old MOTs and a few invoices


Lot Details

Registration: ARF945T RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1978 Engine size: 4.5L
Make: Mercedes-Benz Odometer reading (miles): 77763
Model: 450SEL 4.5 V8 W116 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 116 033 22 084839

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 75 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


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Immaculate brown velour interior, with contrasting overmats Unmarked wood and dashboard – no cracks to either Original Mercedes-Benz sales brochure Original radio cassette


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Having been dry stored for several years, this 450SEL V8 W116, does need some fettling, but upon purchase, being MOT exempt it can either be driven as a rolling restoration, or restored to five 5*. The 450SEL V8 W116 is an increasingly rare model and with its immaculate – very period brown velour interior – a fun car.


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Vehicle History


77k miles supported by numerous old MOTs and correspondence. Original Mercedes-Benz sales brochure

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