This is a great car that we last supplied a couple of years ago, it is a 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL, Automatic Gearbox, Finished in Metallic Red with Black MB-Tex interior, This is a nice early car with wind-up windows, Hardtop and Mexican Hat Alloys. The car has covered just over 100k Miles with nearly every MOT from new! The car has just driven to the South of France for a holiday and is scruffy in the detail but goes well! There are a few areas of rust bubbling on the car, as you can see in the photos, especially on the hardtop, but the interior is fine and the soft top is also perfectly serviceable. This is the V8 engined version from this period so much more desirable than the later 6 cylinder version.
Although larger than their predecessors, the 350SL convertible and 350SLC coupé retained the overall look of the long-running 230/250/280SL family and were the first of the Mercedes-Benz sports car line to use a V8 engine, the latter's 200bhp more than offsetting the increase in bulk. All-independent suspension similar to that of the 'New Generation' 200/250 models ensured superb ride and handling while four-wheel disc brakes (ventilated at the front) helped restrain the 130mph-plus performance. There was a choice of either four-speed manual or similar automatic transmission. Luxuriously equipped in the finest Mercedes-Benz tradition, the 350SL and 350SLC were more sports-tourers than outright sports cars, a fact that did nothing whatsoever to harm sales that totalled in excess of 29,000 units between 1971 and 1980.
This is a very nice car at a very enticing price! The mileage is low for one of these, verified by old MOT certificates, the colours are perfect and interesting, the car drives well and would benefit from using and improving as you go along. She comes with a fresh MOT so please be quick at this price!