Lot 262 - 1984 Mercedes-Benz SL380 Roadster
|Odometer reading||144,000 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £7,000|
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 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. 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.
The 380SL on offer today is resplendent in sea blue coachwork with a black interior. Built in 1984, A445 NJK has essentially been owned by two people for the past 17 years. Offering a full service history that is part Mercedes-Benz and part specialist, and an MoT test certificate valid until April 2015, valid road fund license as well as the desirable hardtop allowing all year round driving in comfort and style, this is an opportunity to own a lovely example of these ever appreciating classics.
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