Lot 339 - 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||128,000 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £7,500|
|Result||Sold - £5,152|
Introduced in early 1971, this impressive, two-seater sports car replaced the 280SL. The body and chassis of this third generation 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 SLs, 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.
Offered in Sky-Blue metallic with cream leather interior, this 450SL has been garaged for a number of years before being recently re-commissioned for the road. Offered with a valid MoT test certificate until October 2015 and the added hard top, this example would ideally benefit from some cosmetic TLC but, otherwise, is in respectable order throughout. This V8 roadster could represent either very cheap classic car motoring or a very reasonable starting base for a fully restored example.
Previous lotLot 338 - 1989 Jaguar XJR Saloon (3.6 litre)
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