Lot 141 - 1979 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||88,180 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,160|
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 R107 replaced the W113 Pagoda SL in 1972 and was replaced by the R29 SL in 1989. Some 237,000 R107 SL's were built and about two thirds were sold in the US. 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.
This righthand drive 1979 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Roadster was supplied new in Jersey, Channel Islands, after having just two owners there the car was purchased and imported by the third owner to the UK in 2013. This very clean, rust free 350 SL has been looked after by Le Riche car company in Jersey and it was recently serviced by marque specialists, Steve Redfearn, in Wimbledon. Finished in red with matching factory hard top, black soft top and tan interior, this Mercedes-Benz is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2017 and the original Jersey registration document. It is a splendid example and a perfect car for someone looking for a roadster to drive and enjoy.
Previous lotLot 140 - 1963 Ford Consul Capri
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