Lot 237 - 1976 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||86,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
The Mercedes R107 was launched in 1971 and production continued through to 1989, a hefty 18 years; the longest single series ever produced by the firm besides the G-Class utility vehicle. The car was essentially a two-seater sports car although a small seating arrangement was available behind the front seats. Mercedes-Benz offered a number of engine choices over the years, the first cars in 1971 being fitted with the 350 engine, a V8 3.5-litre unit. By 1973, a larger 4.5-litre V8 was available, constructed primarily for the US market. The SL Roadster has since become the epitome of how a luxury roadster should look and is as popular today as when first launched.
Presented in brown with contrasting cream leather interior, this lovely four owners' vehicle has been in current ownership since 1983 and always been garaged. Having covered a mere 86,000 miles, equal to just 2,150 miles a year and offered with its original hardtop, this example comes with a great history file and we are informed performs very well. Both gearbox and engine are said to be in good order. This example has been kept original with no signs of restoration but plenty of confidence in its previous owners' care. Offered with a new MoT test certificate and V5 registration document, this is a great opportunity to own a original example of a summer Roadster.