Lot 339 - 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster

Lot 339 - 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster

Lot 339 - 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster

Lot Number 339
Registration JYT 479N
Chassis Number 10704422020308
Engine Number 11798222027272
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.

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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