Lot 154 - 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
The R107 and C107 took the chassis components of the mid size Mercedes-Benz W114 model and mated them to the larger engines from the W116 S-Class. The SL version was a two seat roadster with standard soft and hardtop with optional folding seats for the rear bench. The SLC (C107) derivative was a two-door hardtop coupé with normal rear seats. The SLC is commonly referred to as an 'SL coupé', but in reality it was an S-class coupé replacing the former saloon-based 280/300 SE coupé in the Mercedes-Benz line-up. The SLC was replaced earlier than the SL, in 1981, with a much larger model, the 380SEC based on the new S class. Sales in North America began in 1972, with the name 350SL, but with a larger 4.5 litre, V8 engine and were renamed 450SL/SLC.
Originally registered on 18th January 1979 this 450 SLC is a fine example and is finished in metallic bronze with beige velour trim. We are advised she drives extremely well with no known faults and cosmetically CDT626T is in excellent order. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 4th December 2015, this Mercedes-Benz also benefits from having a sunroof fitted. This charming SLC is certainly one of the finest we have seen for a long time.
Previous lotLot 153 - 1959 Jaguar XK150S Fixedhead Coupé
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