Lot 253 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

Lot 253 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

Lot 253 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

Lot Number 253
Registration 359 HCG
Chassis Number 10702422028983
Engine Number 11798522048997
Odometer reading 21,000 miles
Result Sold - £22,400
  • Warranted low mileage
  • Good history

The R107 and C107 Mercedes-Benz SL variants have long been revered amongst classic car devotees, being built to exacting engineering standards and with a subtle air of sophistication. These cars were built from 1971 through to 1989, the second longest single series ever produced by Mercedes-Benz after the G-Class. The SL (R107) was a two-seat convertible with standard soft top, optional hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench. Its sibling, the SLC (C107) or ‘SL Coupé’ derivative, was a two-door hardtop coupé with normal rear seats. It was launched at the Paris Motor Show and signalled a shift in management thinking at Stuttgart about what made a successful luxury coupé. Sporting a longer wheelbase and sufficient interior room for four, the SLC was a sleek two-door car that combined the seating advantages of a four-door saloon with the style of a sporty coupé.

This very tidy example is presented in gold with cream velour interior. The car had been in the same family ownership right up until 2008 and comes with air conditioning, electric sunroof and a mere 21,000 miles from new which is warranted by the present owner. The car also comes with its all-original service pack complete with brochure and it has been part of a major private collection from 2009 until 2020. There are seven stamps in the book, all of which are with main dealerships. This is a lovely original example of this practical classic with low mileage and low ownership with good history.

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