Lot 186 - 1982 Mercedes-Benz SL 380
|Odometer reading||67,594 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £19,000|
- Original service book
- Supplied with a hardtop
Introduced in early 1971, this impressive two-seater sports car replaced the 280 SL; the body and chassis of the 3rd generation SL considerably heavier and longer than its predecessor but still showing a slight resemblance. The standard transmission provided a top speed of 130mph and a very respectable 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds. As with the previous generation SLs, the vehicle came as an open roadster with removable hardtop roof. The R107 body shape went on to become one of the longest running styles from Mercedes-Benz, remaining in production until 1989 with some 13 variants during the production run.
This very attractive 380 SL has only had three owners and presents extremely well in the classic colour combination of gold with a brown a checked interior. This low mileage example has a large file of bills, receipts and previous MoT’s, accompanied by a service book showing 16 service stamps. Clearly a good example of these very popular vehicles, this beautiful roadster is offered with a nice history, a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until February 2019.
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