This Lot Sold! $17,515
1972 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL
Mercedes-Benz has always reserved the SL designation for its most special vehicles and such was the case when it introduced the R107 in 1972 as a replacement for the iconic W113 Pagoda series. With contemporary styling that would remain fashionable through the end of the next decade, it was powered by a 4.5-liter V-8 engine (despite the 350SL designation in the first year). With fuel injection, an overhead camshaft and bullet-proof reliability, the engine delivered 230 horsepower, enough to motivate the car comfortably in its role as a grand touring legend. This early example features desirable chrome bumpers, much more attractive than the later 5-mph units, and excellent paint. With a thorough mechanical refresh performed and new carpets, new leather seats, new convertible top along with new tires. This sale also comes with original wheels as an extra. Car has been garaged throughout its lifetime. This is an investment grade example that can serve as the centerpiece of any serious collection.
Auction Estimate: $24,000-27,000