Lot 316 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster

Lot 316 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster

Lot 316 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster

Lot Number 316
Registration MJI 5689
Chassis Number WDB10704522000406
Engine Number 11696022000911
Odometer reading 92,681 miles
Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
Result Sold - £5,376

Introduced early in 1971, this impressive two-seater sports car replaced the 280SL. The body and chassis of the 3rd generation SL was considerably heavier and longer than its predecessor but still showed a slight resemblance to them. The front and rear axles were similar to those of the 200-250 models, with independent wheel suspension using double wishbones and anti-drive control at the front and a diagonal swing axle at the rear. A four speed fluid-coupling automatic transmission was available as an option. The 3.5 litre V8 engine underwent slight modifications to those being used on other models and the gear shift lever was placed on the floor in the centre of the car. The standard transmission provided a top speed of 130mph and a very respectable 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds. As with the previous generation SL's, the vehicle came as an open roadster with removable hard top pagoda roof.  The R107 body shape went on to become one of the longest running styles from Mercedes-Benz, remaining in production until 1989 with some 13 variants during that time and becoming 'THE' classic Mercedes-Benz roadster.

Presented in silver with a matching grey interior, this well serviced two seater benefits from a service booklet with ten entries contained, a full V5C registration certificate and a 12 month MoT test certificate. The condition is described by the vendor as average throughout but it does have the original factory hardtop included. An inexpensive way to take advantage of the summer months ahead.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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