Lot 245 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||85,407 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,880|
Mercedes-Benz have been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) 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. It was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that earned the model its nickname of `pagoda top'. Over its nine years of production, the second generation SL's engine grew in capacity from 2.3 litre (230 SL) to 2.5 litre (250 SL) and finally to a 2.8 litre (280 SL). The larger, third generation SL was launched in 1971, initially with just a 3.5-litre engine (350 SL) mated to four-speed automatic transmission. The car featured a two-door monocoque body shell with independent suspension all round, coil springs and anti-roll bar at the front, 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 90-degree V8 including the three litre straight six we have offered here produced from 1985.
This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL on offer today is truly stunning. It is finished in Artic White with a lovely contrasting blue chequer pattern interior. The overall condition of this car makes it special as it is very hard to find examples that have not been messed around with over the years and has been maintained to a high standard. The service book shows a continuous record of service from 1,600 miles to 79,956 miles from both main dealer and specialists. The interior is almost unmarked, feels fresh and firm. The hood is blue and there is also the original colour coded hardtop. Mechanically, this 300 SL has been described as to be in excellent condition and is an incredibly smooth and comfortable car to drive but when required has enough punch from the 3-litre engine to make things fun and sporting. This Mercedes-Benz is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2018 and the original handbook pack containing handbook, service book and Kenwood radio manuals. The R107 range are renowned for their reliability and will no doubt give you years of trouble free and fun motoring.
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