Lot 122 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
|Odometer reading||69,141 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £13,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,000|
The R107 and C107 Mercedes-Benz SL variants have long been revered amongst classic car devotees, being built to exacting engineering standards and with a subtle air of sophistication. These cars were built from 1971 through to 1989, the second longest single series ever produced by Mercedes-Benz after the G-Class. The SL (R107) was a two-seat convertible with standard soft top, optional hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench. Its sibling, the SLC (C107) or ‘SL Coupé’ derivative, was a two-door hardtop coupé with normal rear seats. It was launched at the Paris Motor Show and signalled a shift in management thinking at Stuttgart about what made a successful luxury coupé. Sporting a longer wheelbase and sufficient interior room for four, the SLC was a sleek two-door car that combined the seating advantages of a four-door saloon with the style of a sporty coupé.
This 450 SLC presents in very good order throughout, the 4520cc, V8 engine runs smoothly and efficiently. The metallic blue coachwork is in good condition and the cream cloth interior virtually unmarked. Originally registered on 14th August 1980, this Mercedes-Benz has only four previous keepers. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 7th December 2019. This attractive SLC featured in the 2007 film 'Rise of the Footsoldier' the Pat Tate story, a copy of which is included in the documentation pack. SLCs are becoming recognised as an underrated 80’s classic with good examples changing hands at prices similar to the equivalent roadster.
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