Lot 2129


1980 Mercedes 350SL R107 Convertible
Reg. no. MEV 700V
Chassis no. 10704322014909
Engine no. 11698422004619
Although larger than their predecessors, the 350SL convertible and 350SLC coupé retained the overall look of the long-running 230/250/280SL family and were the first of this line to use a V8 engine, the latter\'s 200bhp more than offsetting the increase in bulk. All-independent suspension ensured superb ride and handling, while four-wheel disc brakes (ventilated at the front) helped restrain the 130mph-plus performance. Luxuriously equipped in the finest Mercedes-Benz tradition, the pair were more sports-tourers than outright sports cars, a fact that did nothing whatsoever to harm sales that totalled in excess of 29,000 units between 1971 and 1980.
This superb example was one of the last 350SLs made and it was last on the road in 1999, following which time the car was dry stored for 16 years. The car has had a complete \'body off\' restoration, with many new parts fitted including a new water pump and new brake calipers and pads; a brand new soft top was fitted in June 2017 at a total cost of approximately £800. All the electrics have been renewed and are working and a new heater control unit has been fitted. This 350SL with the desirable cream \'MB Tech\' interior, has 86,000 original miles recorded and a new MOT that expires in July 2019. In the file there is a selection of bills supporting the work carried out and a V5c.

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£20,000 - 22,000

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