Lot 252 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||51,000 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
The SL model has been part of the Mercedes-Benz line-up since 1954. The first generation of cars was completed in 1955 with the 190. The second generation began with the 230 in 1963 and was distinguished by its distinctive optional hardtop that earned the model its nickname ‘Pagoda top’. The factory codename for the SL launched in 1971 was R107. This model enjoyed an impressive build run until 1989, the second longest in the German manufacturers history. Over its eighteen year reign, the R107 range was powered by no less than eight different engines, two sizes of straight-six unit and six versions of V8’s.
This delightful 300 SL was first registered on 3rd October 1986 and presents very well in the colour combination of red with a beige leather interior. The tremendous condition of this low mileage example is a credit to the vendor during his 23 year tenure. Offered to auction with a well stamped service book and a file containing various invoices, this Mercedes has a good specification which includes 15 hole alloy wheels, rear seats, power steering, electric windows and anti-lock brakes. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 11th June 2020, this impressive Mercedes-Benz is a ready to use modern classic.
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