Estimated at £25,000 - £30,000
Registration No: D240 UUJ
Chassis No: WDBBA48D1HA065819
MOT: January 2023
The third generation SL (R107) was launched in 1971, initially with just a 3.5-litre engine (350SL) mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The car featured a two-door monocoque bodyshell with independent suspension and disc brakes all-round. Over its phenomenal 18-year reign, the R107 range was powered by eight different engines - two sizes of straight-six and six versions of Mercedes-Benz's silky smooth V8.
For 1986, Mercedes-Benz produced its most powerful SL of the decade in the form of the V8 powered 560 SL. The car was the heaviest of the 1971-1989 R107 SLs that Mercedes-Benz produced, but the new 5.5 litre, V8 engine with 227hp did a fine job of mitigating that fact. The top speed was much improved and the car was quicker from a standstill to 60mph by about four full seconds. The engine was much torquier too, which greatly improved the car's dynamics. Likewise, the car received a new rear suspension and a limited-slip differential to better handle the added torque and power. Mercedes-Benz also added anti-lock brakes, leather upholstery, an alarm system and an air bag, all of which better suited the car's $48,000 price tag. The V8-powered 560SL was manufactured from 1986 to 1989 and only offered in the US, Japanese and Australian markets.
Displaying just a mere 33,261 recorded and credible miles, this V8 version of the SL. Having previously spent its life living in the warmer climate of the USA, it has come back across 'the pond' this year and is therefore left-hand drive. Of course, being an SL, it has the benefit of both hard and soft tops, useful for all-year-round use in the UK. Offered in White with a Blue leather interior, this example still retains the original Becker Grand Prix radio and all the other refinements of the SL. An original bookpack with handbooks and service book, along with a Carfax print out of previous servicing details, accompany the car plus V5c document.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Wed, 27th Jul 2022
Tuesday 26th July 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 27th July 2022 from 9am
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