Lot 243 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||86,949 miles|
|Result||Sold - £24,080|
Mercedes-Benz have been producing an SL model or range of models since 1954. The similarly styled but mechanically unrelated 190 followed in 1955 completing the first generation of cars. The second-generation SL’s began with the 230 in 1963. It was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that earned the model its nickname of `pagoda top'. Over its nine years of production, the second-generation SL's engine grew in capacity from 2.3 litres to 2.5 litres and finally to 2.8 litres which was shown by the name 230 SL, 250 SL and 280 SL. The larger, third generation SL was launched in 1971, 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 and 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. Over its seventeen-year reign, the R107 range was powered by no less than eight different engines - two sizes of straight-six unit and six versions of 90-degree V8.
Originally registered on 15th August 1986 this Mercedes-Benz presents in Ivory with chestnut two-tone interior. The car presents in delightful condition and has clearly been a very well cared for example. We are advised she drives with no known faults, the six-cylinder three-litre engine is generally a very robust unit, offering good performance and fuel economy. Supplied with a V5 registration document and the original service and handbooks, together with a factory hardtop. A lovely example of this appreciating and very usable modern classic.
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