1977 Mercedes-Benz SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Mileage 
    24 386 mi / 39 246 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    10704422040629
  • Engine number 
    11798522018804
  • Lot number 
    222
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

An original, UK right-hand driveR107 that has onlycovered24,386 milesPurchased from Mercedes-Benz main dealer (Whitfields) in 2008 with 23,900 milesPlaced in dry storage in 2008 as part of a large private collectionComplete book pack with service invoices. Freshly MOT'd for the saleLooking more handsome with every passing year, the R107-Series Mercedes SL was built at a time when the Stuttgart firm still had a reputation for building cars that made granite feelflimsy. Fast, comfortable and discreetly understated, it hadan unparalleledability to devour the miles for year after year without ever seeming to falter. No wonder it stayed in production fundamentally unaltered from 1971 until 1989 the longest running chassis in Mercedes history.The cars were offeredwith awide range of power unitsusing both straight-six and V8 engines, but one of the best was the 450SL V8 which developed 225bhp and 278lb/ft of torque, sufficient to propel the, by no means lightweight, cabrioletto a top speed of 130mph. A big favourite among the Hollywood jet-set (two-thirds of all these cars went to the States), no episode of 'Dallas' was complete without an SL sweeping up to a Texan billionaire's ranch.This 1997 450SL (R107) is an original UK-supplied, right-handdrive car finished in Nautic Blue Metallicwith a matching blue interior and rare factoryhardtop. It was purchased by our vendor fromMercedes main dealer Whitefields in 2008 at 23,900 miles and placed in dry storage as part of his private collection, which includes several other classic Mercedes-Benz. The car has covered very little mileage over the last 11 years remaining in the collection and only exercised occasionally and, as you can see, it remainsin a condition that reflects its very low mileage and the way in which it has been kept. This really is a time warp example of this very desirable model from an era when these cars were truly over-engineered and represented the finest Europeanroadsters available.It's accompanied by itscomplete book pack,service invoices and a fresh MOT.