Lot 242 - 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL
|£14,000 - £17,000
The Mercedes R107 was launched in 1971 and production continued through to 1989 and is the longest single series ever produced by the firm besides the G-Class utility vehicle. The R107 replaced the W113 Pagoda SL in 1972 and was replaced by the R129 SL in 1989. The R107 had the longest run of any Mercedes chassis, built for 18 years from 1971 to 1989. Some 237,000 R107 SL's were built and about two thirds were sold in the US. The car was essentially a two-seater sports car although a small seating arrangement was available behind the front seats. Mercedes-Benz offered a number of engine choices over the years, the first cars in 1971 having the 350 engine, a V8 3.5 litre unit fitted. By 1973 a larger 4.5 litre V8 was available, constructed primarily for the U.S. market. The SL Roadster has since become the epitome of what a luxury roadster should look like and is as popular today as when first launched.
This very tidy example of this iconic marque is presented in white with black interior and its mileage of 92,500 is believed to be genuine. It comes with a factory hardtop which is also in good condition as is the interior of this desirable Mercedes-Benz. The car is accompanied by a good history file with many receipts and original manuals. Consigned by James Good
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