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Kempton Park Racecourse

  Lot 24
Lot 24 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Estimated at £10,000 - £12,000

Lot details
Registration No: D92 LKM
Chassis No: WDB1070412A057763
Mot Expiry: Oct 2007

The ultimate six-cylinder derivative of Mercedes-Benz's renowned R107-series, the 300SL was introduced at the September 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show. Equipped with Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel-injection, its in-line SOHC M103 2962cc engine developed some 177bhp and 188lbft of torque (outputs sufficient for a reputed 125mph top speed). Sharing the same two-door monocoque bodyshell, all-round independent coil-sprung suspension and power assisted steering as its V8 brethren it proved notably more fuel efficient. Fitted with four-speed automatic transmission as standard, it further benefited from improved anti-corrosion treatment and ABS brakes. Only in production between 1985 and 1989, just 13,443 300SLs are thought to have been despatched worldwide.
Finished in white with black leather upholstery, this particular example is variously described by the vendor as being in "good" (chassis, bodywork, paintwork, wheels / tyres) or "very good" (2962cc engine, four-speed 'switchable' automatic transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim) condition. Remarkably well preserved, 'D92 LKM' is said to have had "just two lady owners" and to have covered a mere 58,300 miles from new (a figure substantiated by "full service history mostly main dealer"). Still retaining its original factory hardtop, rear child seats, overmats and period Blaupunkt stereo (complete with electric aerial), it also boasts a full set of books, all keys including an unwrapped emergency one and an unused cigarette lighter / ashtray. Stated to "drive superbly", 'D92 LKM' sports a replacement hood (mohair) and smart alloy wheels. Worthy of the closest inspection, this pampered 300SL is offered for sale with fully stamped service book and MOT certificate valid until October 2007.

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