Lot 144 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz SL 420 Roadster
|Odometer reading||56,000 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £30,520|
When Mercedes-Benz redesigned its famed SL in 1971, there was a lot of equity behind it – after all, when the incomparable 300SL Coupé and Roadster were built fewer than 20 years before, they set the world on fire. The next generation 230/250/280SL in 1963 brought Mercedes' sports car down to earth, replacing both the incredible 300SL and four-cylinder 190SL. For the next SL, Mercedes started with the chassis of the mid-size W114/115 model and added the motors from the large W116 S-Class. The result was a luxurious V8 Convertible that ended up being the longest passenger car series ever produced by Mercedes-Benz to date. The car remained a prized automotive status symbol and an iconic part of the brand's lineup.
This Mercedes-Benz SL was originally registered on 1st August 1989 and presents very well all round. Supplied to the current owner by the SL shop of Stratford-upon-Avon, the white coachwork of this Mercedes-Benz is in good order as is the hood and the black leather trim. This model is also supplied with a hardtop. We are advised she drives well and the 4196cc, V8 engine operates smoothly and effectively; this is a very refined power unit. Supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate until May 2019, this R107 420 SL is a perfect vehicle for the summer months ahead.
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