Lot 287 - 1981 12987 380SLC

Lot 287 - 1981 12987 380SLC

Lot 287 - 1981 12987 380SLC

Lot Number 287
Registration YDP384X
Chassis Number 10702522002754
Engine Number 11696022008957
Odometer reading 145,800 miles
Estimate £3,000 - £4,500
Result Sold - £4,816

The R107 and C107 took the chassis components of the mid size Mercedes-Benz W114 model and mated them to the larger engines from the W116 S-Class. The SL version was a two seat roadster with standard soft and hardtop with optional folding seats for the rear bench. The SLC (C107) derivative was a two door hardtop coupé with normal rear seats. The SLC is commonly referred to as an 'SL coupé', but in reality it was an S-class coupé replacing the former saloon-based 280/300 SE coupé in the Mercedes-Benz line-up. The SLC was replaced earlier than the SL, in 1981, with a much larger model, the 380SEC based on the new S class. Sales in North America began in 1972, with the name 350SL, but with a larger 4.5 litre, V8 engine and were renamed 450SL/SLC.
 
This 380SLC has been owned by the current vendor 2004 and has benefitted from being owned by a true motoring enthusiast. Originally registered on 6th August 1981, this Mercedes-Benz is finished in metallic green with beige trim. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 30th May 2014, this is an opportunity to purchase an SLC at an attractive price.

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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