Lot 343 - 1976 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||91,965 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,648|
The iconic R107 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster and SLC Coupé became so successful in the 1970's and 80's that it became their second longest production run surpassed only by the G class 4x4. Originally introduced in 1971 in 350 SL guise with a 3.5 litre V8 engine, it spawned some eight further engine derivatives and numerous options to extend the customers’ desire for the wonderful roadster until 1989. While the C107 or SLC enjoyed a brief but relatively successful stint in rallying, the Roadster was always intended for luxurious top down motoring and as such, attracted celebrity ownership and a host of film and television appearances. Offering 197 bhp and a smooth automatic gearbox with a top speed in excess of 130 mph, imagine cruising along French boulevards or through Beverley Hills and you will understand the target audience for this iconic SL Roadster.
First registered in 1976, the third year of production for the 107 series, and formerly owned by Music Producer Lawrence Myers, this early 107 SL looks resplendent in Magnetite Blue with cream sports cloth seating. The history file contains a number of old service invoices and is also accompanied by a new MoT test certificate. For the last four years this desirable 70’s roadster has resided in Bray, Co Wicklow but has now been repatriated to the mainland where it awaits a new owner to enjoy the next chapter of ownership. Offered without reserve.
Previous lotLot 342 - 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
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