Lot 236 - 1977 Mercedes-Benz 350SL
|Odometer reading||102,300 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £9,000|
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 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 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.
This 1977, 350SL was restored about four years ago by the previous owner and then placed into storage. The vendor purchased it earlier this year and has spent £1,300 with a Mercedes-Benz specialist having the car re-commissioned and made ready for the road. He also informs us that he believes that during the restoration, the front wings were replaced. It is finished in white with a new blue soft top roof, new blue leather interior, new blue carpets and is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2015 and has road tax until November 2014. This is a fine opportunity to purchase an elegant touring sports car which is ready to use during the rest of this summer.
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.