Lot 111 - 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Lot 111 - 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Lot 111 - 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Lot Number 111
Registration BVU 815N
Chassis Number 10704422017473
Engine Number 11798222023646
Odometer reading 35,006 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £6,944

Introduced early in 1971, this impressive two-seater sports car replaced the 280SL. The body and chassis of the 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. A range of engine sizes were available, one of the more powerful options was the 4.5 litre unit.

This very good, rust free 1974 Mercedes Benz 450SL Roadster was purchased by the previous owner in 1988 with only 6,000 miles on the odometer and has only covered 29,000 since, this is known to be correct by the collection of MoT test certificates which start in 1987. Fully serviced and maintained while in his ownership which he recorded in a book, making notes on the work carried out and the mileage. Finished in gold with a brown factory hard top, brown soft top and brown leather interior this 450SL is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2015 and a history file containing registration documents, old MoT test certificates, maintenance record book and a number of invoices starting in 1988. These SL's offer  all year round driving in comfort and style, this is an opportunity to own a nice example of these ever appreciating classics.

 

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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