Lot 267 - 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
|Odometer reading||94,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,264|
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 380 SEC based on the new S-class. Sales in North America began in 1972 with the name 350 SL but with a larger 4.5 litre, V8 engine and was renamed 450 SL/SLC.
This Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC was first registered 6th November, 1979 and has just one former keeper. Offered in blue with contrasting grey interior, this coupé would benefit from some cosmetic restoration. With only one minor advisory on the last MoT it presents as a very usable example. This car is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT certificate valid until December 2017. The value of 107 shape Mercedes-Benz has strengthened considerably in recent years and the SLC is beginning to be recognised for the outstanding car that it is.
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