Lot 215 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster

Lot 215 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster

Lot 215 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster

Lot Number 215
Registration CCX888V
Chassis Number 10704422061762
Engine Number TBC
Odometer reading 56,195 miles
Estimate £11,000 - £14,000
Result Sold - £10,000

Introduced early in 1971, this impressive two-seater sports car replaced the 280SL; the body and chassis of the third generation Mercedes-Benz SL considerably heavier and longer than its predecessor, but still showing 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 size were available, one of the more powerful was the 4.5-Litre unit.

This Mercedes-Benz has just been repainted and restored by a Mercedes-Benz approved bodyshop and we are pleased to report the car has been completed to a very high standard. Not in terrible condition to start with, the fastidious nature of the bodyshop owner resulted in him putting two new front wings on the car and fabricating any other areas of corrosion. Mechanically, 107 Mercedes are generally very strong and this car is no exception. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a 12 month MoT test certificate and a good degree of service history/invoices together with a hardtop; prices on these roadsters have increased dramatically in recent times, particularly for good examples such as this.

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