1983 Mercedes-Benz SL

380 SL One owner from new

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1983
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Thursday 11 March 2010
Registration Number: PYY 866Y Chassis Number: 10704522022522
After the successful era of the 230, 250 and 280SL series it became apparent to Mercedes-Benz that a new model would be required. This was due not only to changing tastes and styles but more importantly ever increasing safety and emission controls. With this in mind, the new model would have to be stronger, heavier and therefore require a larger engine. Manufactured for almost two full decades, from 1971 to 1989, Mercedes’ highly regarded Type R107 SL Roadster has made history in a big way. Being an advanced design, it still looks contemporary today, firmly ensconced in its rightful place as the most successful open-air motorcar ever built by Daimler-Benz. It was quite a different car, expanded in every way over the ‘pagoda roof’ SL and considerably improved in safety areas. Initially, the new SL was