2009, 1 owner Mercedes GL450

Middletown, CT 06457
United States

2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Very Good
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Exterior Color
Interior Color
Category  Late Model

2009 Mercedes Benz GL450 This Mercedes was purchased off lease back in 2011 with about 20K miles on the clock. It now has 173,000 miles, however, those miles have been rather easy on this SUV. Although driven a lot, the car has been very well maintained with oil changes and regular services being performed at the 5000 mile mark or less. Within the last two years most of the active/adaptive suspension has been replaced, including the air bags, compressor, all the lines and shock absorbers .....
(hard parts like A-arms were not replaced). Within the last month several emission pieces were also replaced including the charcoal canister. The SUV runs and drives very well. The 4.6 L V8 pushes out 335 HP through a 7 speed auto transmission (via paddle shifters on the steering wheel) to Mercedes patented 4-Matic AWD system. It's big and luxurious and has more amenities than some small homes. To list just a few... Full leather interior; heated and cooled, 10 way power adjustable seats (F), heated adjustable seats in the rear; third row seating that fold down with the flip of a switch; panoramic glass roof; DVD/Bluetooth/SatNav system (with two rear screens); back up camera; adaptive suspension; turning lights; active headlights; heated steering wheel that of course tilts and telescopes; multi-area climate control; towing package; running boards; 20" Pirelli Scorpians wrapped around the premium aluminum wheel; auto dimming lights and mirrors; etc.; etc.... The driver's seat bolster has seen better days, 173K miles means a lot of in and out... and a small crack on the lower, rear valance where the owner failed to check his back up camera and gently nudged one of his trucks, cracking the plastic bumper cover/valence. This is just a great driving SUV ready for many more miles. Asking price is just $11,500 for a vehicle that listed for over $70K when new. Questions, for many more photos and video, to set a time to see it in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for the interest.
Power Disc Brakes
Air Conditioning
Power Locks
Alarm System
Power Seats
AM/FM Radio
Power Steering
CD Player
Power Windows
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Tilt Wheel
Navigation System
Tinted Windows
Power Brakes
Trailer Hitch
AutoArcheologist David Brill
Auto Archeology

Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.

That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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