Lot 122 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,728|
Introduced in early 1971, this impressive two-seater sports car replaced the 280 SL. The body and chassis of the third generation SL was considerably heavier and longer than its predecessor but it still showed a resemblance. The standard transmission provided a top speed of 130mph and a very respectable 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds. As with the previous generations of SLs, the vehicle came as an open roadster with a 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 well looked after example is presented inmetallic goldpaintwork over a tan leather interior. The general condition of the Mercedes is very good, the paint retains a deep shine but does have some minor blemishes as you would expect of a car of this age. The interior is in very good order. Purchased by the current vendor to partake in various road rallies throughout Europe the car was unfortunately never used as intended, instead being exercised occasionally during the summer months. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 29thJune 2021, the sale of this Autobahn cruiser promises to give miles and miles of enjoyment to its next owner.
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