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Lot 102: Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Jaguar Heritage + Classic & Collectors Motor Cars, Barons (29 April 2008)

The Mercedes SL dates back to the 300SLR look-a-like 190 of the nineteen fifties but the most influential SL was the Pagoda, which replaced the 190 in 1963.The clever hood mechanism and factory hard top gave this model a wide appeal. With the "Pagoda" hard top in place, one could be excused for believing one was riding in a fixed head coupe, but with the hood retracted into its stowage space, the car had beautifully uncluttered lines. The SL was updated in 1971 but the new car borrowed heavily from the "Pagoda". Though bigger and heavier, the new car managed to retain the classic looks and the model continued to be the choice of the rich and famous well into the 1980's. It was rare to see an episode of Dallas or Dynasty without an SL making an appearance. Offered here is an example of the 380, which dates from 1982. It is said to be complete with full service history, both MB and MB specialists and has recently benefited from a service and new exhaust. It is said to drive very well and is complete with a hard top and excellent soft top.

Lot Details
Auction Jaguar Heritage + Classic & Collectors Motor Cars
Barons, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number102
Estimate£2500-£4000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2750
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1982
Condition rating0
Registration numberBKM680Y
Mileage-
Chassis number10704522016246
Engine number11696222006650
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2