Lot 130 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Lot 130 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Lot 130 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Lot Number 130
Registration F318 JLG
Chassis Number WDB1070412A099710
Engine Number 10398222010051
Odometer reading 103,200 miles
Estimate £27,000 - £32,000

Mercedes-Benz have been producing an SL model or range of models since 1954 with the similarly styled but mechanically unrelated 190 following in 1955 and completing the first generation of cars. The second-generation SL began with the 230 in 1963 and was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that earned the model its nickname of `pagoda top'. The next generation, the R107 employed more advanced mechanics and, like its predecessor, became an instant hit.

Originally registered on 13th April 1989 this beautifully presented Mercedes-Benz has been the subject of extensive work throughout the stewardship of the conscientious vendor. In July 2018 a new bulkhead was fitted by the SL Shop, this is a certified repair by one of the leading marque specialists at a cost of over £10,000. Additional work included new floor pans, inner boot floor and o/s/r outer sill and jacking point. Mechanically the vendor has ensured the car this 300 SL is as good as it can be; the steering box has been overhauled, new front subframe bushes have been fitted, new brake hoses, shock absorbers, road springs and propshaft couplings. The list is very comprehensive but the total cost of all the work carried out by the vendor is circa £22,000. Finished in petrol blue with grey leather trim and fitted with a factory hardtop, this 300 SL is exceptional. Supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 14th June 2024 this is a Mercedes-Benz with excellent bodywork and chassis, superb mechanics and is in a fabulous colour combination. With the market appreciating these models more so these days, this represents extremely good value for money given the significant level of expenditure. Consignor Stewart Banks

 

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