Lot 113 - 1977 Mercedes-Benz 350SL

Lot 113 - 1977 Mercedes-Benz 350SL

Lot 113 - 1977 Mercedes-Benz 350SL

Lot Number 113
Registration OEE 878S
Chassis Number 10704322013071
Engine Number 11698422001533
Odometer reading 127,143 miles
Estimate £12,000 - £16,000
  • Recent re-trimming to the interior
  • Supplied with a factory hardtop

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 similar to 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 hard top and went on to become one of the longest running styles from Mercedes-Benz.

This 350SL has recently emerged from a four-year storage period and has had some light recommissioning by the vendor, including re-trimming the interior. We are advised she drives well which is no surprise as these R107 Mercedes have a reputation for being a particularly well-built car. The 3.5 litre V8 engine offers smoothness and reliability, the automatic gearbox contributes to making this an effortless drive. The history folder includes a V5C registration document and the original book pack together with some previous MoT test certificates. Given the popularity of these stylish sportscars, this appears to be very attractively estimated.

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