Lot 232 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||99,953 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
- Original stamped maintenance booklet
- Desirable 350 SL
- Recent service and lovely provenance
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.
This lovely example of the R106 Mercedes-Benz SL is presented in metallic blue with the complementary blue interior with the iconic check inserts and matching hood. With lovely paintwork and the original, well kept interior also boasting the original stereo, it is clear to see this car has been cherished. The history file accompanying the car contains the original maintenance booklet with numerous stamps including the most recent in April this year, this is coupled with an MoT test certificate valid until June 2019, importantly with no advisories.The current vendor purchased the car from a lady whom had the car bought for her 60th birthday and she covered a mere 800 miles during her ownership. The keeper prior to this had created a mileage log, which can be found in the history file, detailing every mile, fuel stop and maintenance record throughout his tenure, this is a nice touch and the provenance strengthens the quality of the ownership.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.