Wed, 20th Jun 2007 0:00

The Pavilion Gardens

  Lot 46

1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Estimated at £8,000 - £9,000

Lot details
Registration No: F155WFS
Chassis No: WDB1070412A097772
Mot Expiry: Aug 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 metallic blue with cream leather upholstery, this particular example is variously described by the vendor as being in "all OK" (electrical equipment), "undersealed" (chassis), "extremely good" (paintwork) or "excellent" (engine, four-speed automatic transmission, interior trim, bodywork) condition. Entering the current ownership some nine years and 12,000 miles ago, 'F155 WFS' is said to have had just "four recorded keepers (including the original dealer)". Reportedly "always serviced by Mercedes-Benz or Mercedes-Benz specialists", we understand it further benefits from "a wind deflector, hardtop hoist, leather handbrake cover, rear seats and overmats". Riding on alloy wheels shod with two year old tyres, the roadster apparently retains its "original blue cloth hood (no nicks or tears)". The subject of "a professional waxoyl treatment (certificate available)", this well specified Mercedes is offered for sale with "all history / bills from new", MOT certificate valid until August 3rd 2007 and road tax valid until August 31st 2007.

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