Lot 215 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 350SL
|£17,000 - £20,000
Introduced early in 1971, this impressive two-seater sports car replaced the 280SL. The body and chassis of the 3rd generation SL was considerably heavier and longer than its predecessor but still showed a resemblance to them. The front and rear axles were like those of the 200-250 models with independent wheel suspension using double wishbones and anti-drive control at the front and a diagonal swing axle at the rear. A four-speed fluid-coupling automatic transmission was available as an option. The standard transmission provided a top speed of 130mph and a very respectable 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds. As with the previous generation SL's, the vehicle came as an open roadster with removable hardtop and went on to become one of the longest running styles from Mercedes-Benz.
This fine example of one of the most recognisable of all the SL models, is presented in white with black interior and comes with a black hood (as new condition) and a factory hardtop. The paintwork is in very good condition and it comes with some service history. This era of this popular and desirable model is synonymous with the long running American series ‘Dallas’ and this particular example looks stunning in its present colour combination.
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