1972 Mercedes-Benz SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Mileage 
    63 000 mi / 101 389 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    10700000000000
  • Engine number 
    116982
  • Lot number 
    45
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Supplied new by Dingle Garages of Colwyn Bay

- 11 service stamps up to 61,822 miles (and now showing 63,000)

- Soft-top, hardtop, original tool roll, modern stereo and MOT'd till Dec 2017

Nicknamed 'der Panzerwagen' by Mercedes-Benz's own development engineers, the R107-series was an engineering tour de force which remained in production for eighteen years (1971-1989). Styled by Bruno Sacco and surprisingly modern to drive thanks to all-round independent suspension, power steering and four-wheel disc brakes, it was conceived as a grand tourer rather than an out and out sportscar. Powered by a 3499cc SOHC V8 engine, the 350SL model was quoted as developing some 197bhp and 211lbft of torque. A strong performer, it remained in production until 1980.

Reportedly supplied new via Dingle Garages of Colwyn Bay, 'JDS 786K' is further understood to have been serviced by them at 138, 4,328, 10,698, 22,361, 28,241, 35,023, 42,644, 46,562, 51,869, 54,896 and 61,822 miles. Sporting a Chocolate-hued soft-top, body-coloured hardtop and original tool roll, the two-seater now shows some 63,000 miles to its odometer (an average of 1,400 per annum). Finished in Champagne Gold Metallic with Palomino M-B Tex upholstery, the Mercedes is described by the vendor as being in 'good overall' condition with regard to its engine, automatic gearbox, electrical equipment, bodywork, paintwork and interior trim. A notably early example, this appealing 350SL is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, history file and MOT certificate valid until December 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)