Lot 95 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Registration No: BCX732R
Chassis No: 10702422017315
Mot Expiry: Feb 2016
- Recently repainted in its original Metallic Brown shade
- Offered with a collection of receipts totalling in excess of £5,700
- Current MOT certificate into February 2016
Sharing the same basic (R107) platform architecture as its convertible sibling, the Mercedes-Benz 450SLC fixed head coupe was introduced in 1972. A full four-seater, the model's stretched wheelbase was disguised by various ingenious styling cues such as the louvered sail panels that adorned its rear three-quarter windows. Equipped with all round coil-sprung independent suspension, power steering and four wheel disc brakes, it proved a comfortable and refined grand tourer. Predominantly allied to automatic transmission, its 4520cc SOHC V8 engine developed a quoted 217bhp and 265lbft of torque. Reputedly capable of over 130mph in standard tune, Mercedes' flagship coupe enjoyed a highly successful second career as a rally car including two Bandama wins and a second place on the East African Safari.
Finished in metallic Brown with Brown velour interior, this recently repainted RHD example displays some 84,500 miles on its odometer and is described as being in "excellent" condition regarding its bodywork, paintwork, interior, engine and transmission. The vendor advises receipts accompanying the car total in excess of £5,700. Offered with Swansea V5, MoT to February 2016, original logbook and assorted old MoTs.