Lot 254 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
|Odometer reading||57,061 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £13,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
Mercedes-Benz have been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) model or range of models since 1954. The similarly styled but mechanically unrelated 190 followed in 1955 completing the first generation of cars, while the second generation SL's began with the 230 in 1963. It was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that earned the model its nickname of `pagoda top'. Over its nine years of production, the second generation SL's engine grew in capacity from 2.3 litres (230SL) to 2.5 litres (250SL) and finally to 2.8 litres (280SL). The larger, third generation SL was launched in 1971, initially with just a 3.5-litre engine (350SL) mated to four-speed automatic transmission. The car featured a two-door monocoque body shell with independent suspension all round, coil springs and anti-roll bar at the front and semi-trailing arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar at the rear. The power assisted steering was Daimler-Benz's own re-circulating ball system.
First registered on 8th February 1988, this outstanding Mercedes-Benz was acquired by the current vendor on 20th October 1989 and, although the V5 shows a third owner, it merely changed from company to private ownership. In view of the limited number of owners, the mileage is warranted although the service history is a little inconsistent. The condition of this 107 model SL is, however, not in doubt and is certainly commensurate with such a low mileage. Finished in Silver blue metallic with beige leather trim and benefitting from the additional rear seats together with a hardtop, it is supplied with a V5 registration document and valid MoT test certificate. Values of these SL Mercedes-Benz have been increasing in recent times; looking at the condition of this one it is easy to understand why.
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