1980 Mercedes-Benz SL Review

1980 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 SLC 4.5 litres from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.5 litres Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 kilometres
Most recent distance114000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 6 Series


Terrific car


Exhaust renewed.

General Comments:

Vacuum system will not operate the doors or seats, could anyone supply a drawing of the valve direction of the valves located behind the battery.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th June, 2003

21st Mar 2010, 19:51

Had the same problem you will have to put actuators in your doors, relatively inexpensive. The vacuum system has a leak and the pressure is not sufficient to lock the doors. It will take 25lb. actuators to operate your door locks; anything less will be insufficient! Good Luck!

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review