Lot 303 - 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Lot 303 - 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Lot 303 - 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Lot Number 303
Registration SPL 571R
Chassis Number 10704422038992
Engine Number 753731377
Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
Result Sold - £4,256

Introduced early in 1971, this impressive two-seater sports car replaced the 280SL. The body and chassis of the third generation Mercedes-Benz SL was considerably heavier and longer than its predecessor but still showed a resemblance to them. 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 and went on to become one of the longest running styles from Mercedes-Benz. A range of engine size were available, one of the more powerful was the 4.5 litre unit.

One of the most iconic open top sportscars, this highly affordable example also benefits from a hard-top for use during the winter months and a virtually unused folding sof-top for those unexpected showers during the summer months. The history file details partial servicing from Mercedes-Benz main agents and there are also a number of MoT test certificates including the current one valid until July this year. Extras include headlight-wipers and front fog lights. With a modern CD player installed, this is an elegant way to solve the knotty problem of all-year round classic motoring.

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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