Lot 30 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Registration No: 4286 PX
Chassis No: 10704322010909
Mot Expiry: Sept 2016
- Subject to a bare metal repaint this year and recently serviced
- 115,450 recorded miles and offered with a fresh MOT
- Previous long term ownership and both hard and soft tops
The third generation SL (R107) was launched in 1971, and featured a two-door monocoque bodyshell with independent suspension all-round. The power-assisted steering was Daimler-Benz's own recirculating ball system. Braking was by discs at each corner - ventilated on the front. Over its 17-year reign, the R107 range was powered by six versions of Mercedes-Benz's silky smooth 90 degree V8. The 350SL option was available from 1971 to 1980, and produced 200bhp at 5,800 rpm and 211lbft of torque at 4,000rpm - sufficient to endow the model with swift, effortless acceleration and a top speed of 130mph-plus.
'4286 PX' is finished in the perennially pleasing combination of Silver bodywork complemented by a Blue leather interior and rides on period correct alloy wheels. It is a right-hand drive example equipped with the generally preferred automatic gearbox. Its odometer currently registers 115,450 miles and this year the big Benz was treated to a respray and recent service. The wings, bonnet, hood and carpets were all replaced during its previous long term ownership. The car is now offered complete with both hard and soft-tops and a collection of old invoices and MOTs, plus one valid to September 8th 2016.