1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9

Fast, well engineered and luxuriously equipped in the finest Mercedes-Benz tradition, the 450SEL 6.9 was rated by Road & Track magazine as “the fastest, best sedan in the world.”

This left-hand drive example was the property of Sir Bernard Ashley, Chairman of Laura Ashley department stores. Bought new in France, where Sir Bernard lived at the time, the car was kept in storage at Llangoed Hall Hotel from 1992 and serviced regularly, Sir Bernard having moved to the US. It has benefited from the following work while under the present ownership: renewed belts and hoses, four new brake discs, refurbishment of the air conditioning system, overhaul of the fuel injection system and more.

Finished in blue with a matching blue velour interior, the car is described as in good running order and is ready to cruise the Autobahn at a considerable rate of speed. (The photo is of a similar car.)