Lot 332 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Roadster *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||125,187 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
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Mercedes-Benz have been producing an SL model or range of models since 1954. The similarly styled but mechanically unrelated 190 followed in 1955 completing the first generation of cars. The second generation SL's began with the 230 in 1963 and was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that earned the model its nickname of `pagoda top'. The car featured a two-door monocoque body shell with independent suspension all round, coil springs and anti-roll bar at the front and semi-trailing arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar at the rear. The power assisted steering was Daimler-Benz's own re-circulating ball system. Over its seventeen year reign, the R107 range was powered by no less than eight different engines - two sizes of straight-six unit and six versions of V8's.
Originally registered on 26th September 1980, this 300 SL has undergone some major restoration work of late and therefore presents in very good order. The vendor spent many hours preparing and painting the car to a very high standard. The half leather trim is also in very good order and she benefits from having the occasional rear seats. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 2nd November 2018, she is offered at a very realistic estimate given the condition.
Previous lotLot 331 - 1969 Rover P5B Coupé (3.5 Litre)
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