Lot 130 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Lot 130 - 1987  Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Lot 130 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Lot Number 130
Registration D285 HEF
Chassis Number WDB1070412A050422
Engine Number 10398222002531
Odometer reading 110,582 miles
Result Sold - £19,810
  • • Formerly the property of Sophie Raworth
  • • Extensively restored to a good standard

The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 models were manufactured from 1971 through to 1989 and were the longest running production models after the G-Class. They were sold under the SL and SLC model names as the 280SL, 280SLC, 300SL, etc. up to the 560SL. The R107 roadster has been described as one of the best looking Mercedes-Benz cars produced to date. The larger, third generation SL, initially with just a 3.5-litre engine (350 SL) mated to four-speed automatic transmission. The car featured a two-door monocoque bodyshell with independent suspension all round, coil springs and anti-roll bar at the front, semi-trailing arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar at the rear. The power assisted steering was Daimler-Benz's own re-circulating ball system.

Originally registered on 1st August 1986 this Mercedes-Benz has had a total restoration, including the bulkhead, of which the receipts are in the significant history folder. We are advised this 300SL drives with no known faults. The delightful colour combination of blue with grey leather interior makes this an aesthetically pleasing car to both look at and to drive. The optional rear seat also helps should you have more than one passenger. Formerly the property of BBC journalist and news reader Sophie Raworth, this Mercedes-Benz is supplied with a V5C registration document, together with a current MoT test certificate. The R107 range are renowned for their reliability and should give you years of enjoyable and fun motoring.

Interested parties please note. This car was advertised with a full years MoT. Unfortunately it failed the MoT, however it will be repaired and taken care of by the vendor and should be ready for collection by the end of next week.


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