Mercedes 450SL getting ready for a restoration

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To quote a paragraph from the ‘About Us‘ section of our website:

‘Every single classic vehicle has a story; the motorbike that friends used to travel to the coast in the summer, the local bus that rallied the children to school, the van that delivered the veg to market and the car that remained with the same family through the generations, they all had purpose and they deserve to be cherished.’

1978 Mercedes 450SL Diesel

Meet our wonderful and very unique 1978 Mercedes 450 SL.

Owned and cherished by Mervyn and Maureen of Leiston, Suffolk, she’s been brought to us at Bridge Classic Cars to be part restored. Mervyn is keen to take on some of the project himself so we’ll be working hand in hand with him to ensure we can of assistance whevever possible.

As I say, this car is a very unique in a lot of ways. Originally a left hand drive, it left the production line in 1978 in gold but early on in it’s life was sent to the middle east where it was painted red.

After  a brief stay in the middle east she was shipped back to Germany  before a friend of the owner decided to bring her here to the UK before making the conversion to right hand drive.

The owner was a taxi driver and had a love and passion for diesel engines so shortly after the conversion to right hand drive was made a diesel engine was fitted and that’s how she’s stayed ever since.

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