BID ON THE-SALEROOM.COM
Mercedes have been producing an SL model or range of models since 1954, when the landmark 300SL was unveiled. The third generation (R107) was launched in 1971, and over its 17-year reign was powered by no less than eight different engines. The 450SL option was available from 1973 to 1980. Its V8 produced some 225bhp at 5000rpm and 278 lb ft of torque at 3000rpm - sufficient to endow the model with effortless acceleration and a top speed of 135mph. The vendor of the righthand drive 450SL on sale informs us that it was recently restored and he therefore considers it to be 'one of the best around'. It evidently comes with a full and extensive history, including details of all the servicing. It sports Silver bodywork teamed with a Blue Tex interior and is being offered complete with soft and hard tops, fly screen, alloy wheels and auxiliary front lights.