Mercedes-Benz 350SL

Overview
Produced: 1971-1980, 15304 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Roadster,2 doors,2 seats

A new range of Mercedes SL sportscars arrived in 1971 to replace the original 230/250/280SL range that had been in production since 1963. The new range included 350SL and 450SL V8 engined versions. Overall both cars were larger and heavier than the previous cars but retained the thoroughbred lines and classic style.

The 350SL used the smaller 3499cc V8 engine which was usually mated to an automatic gearbox. S-Class suspension was used for improved ride comfort in keeping with the overall shift towards luxury in the SL range. A convertible soft-top was standard equipment although a metal hard-top was once again available complete with "Pagoda" styling.

Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
3499ccV8 OHC
4520ccV8 OHC
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
128 mph8.1 s15 mpg
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
99 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL H&H Sales Limited 16 Oct 2013 - £4312.00
131 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Charterhouse 10 Feb 2013 £2500.00 £2500.00
001 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 28 Nov 2012 £950.00 -
065 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL H&H Sales Limited 31 Oct 2012 £5152.00 -
077 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 26 Sep 2012 £1600.00 -
108 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 17 Sep 2012 Not sold
141 Mercedes-benz 350SL Barons 16 Jul 2012 Not sold
245 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Historics at Brooklands 26 May 2012 - £5040.00
001 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 16 May 2012 - £1600.00
246 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Historics at Brooklands 18 Feb 2012 Not sold
85 Mercedes 350SL Anglia Car Auctions 21 Jan 2012 - £3990.00
'38 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 11 May 2011 Not sold
73 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL H&H Sales Limited 13 Apr 2011 Not sold
115 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 15 Mar 2011 Not sold
304 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Coys 8 Mar 2011 Not sold
118 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Coys 2 Oct 2010 - £10586.00
'32 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 23 Jun 2010 £2900.00 -
149 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 27 Apr 2010 £4900.00 -
206 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Coys 10 Apr 2010 - €19500.00
123 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 23 Mar 2010 £7750.00 -
114 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 23 Mar 2010 £3600.00 -
105 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 8 Feb 2010 £3300.00 -
123 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 8 Dec 2009 Not sold
201 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Coys 24 Oct 2009 Not sold
118 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Coys 2 Oct 2009 Not sold
101 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 24 Mar 2009 £2500.00 -
335 Mercedes-Benz 350SL ECA Classic Auctions 21 Sep 2008 Not sold
101 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 17 Jun 2008 £2600.00 -
004 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 12 Mar 2008 £2900.00 -
014 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 12 Mar 2008 £4000.00 -
104 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 11 Dec 2007 £4500.00 -
112 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 11 Dec 2007 £3000.00 -
217 1971 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Coys 27 Oct 2007 €21240.00 -
201 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 31 Jul 2007 Not sold
219 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 31 Jul 2007 Not sold
009 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 11 Jul 2007 £5000.00 -
113 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 12 Dec 2006 £3500.00 -
149 1978 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Coys 30 Nov 2006 Not sold
649 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Convertible Bonhams 24 Apr 2006 Not sold
082 MERCEDES-BENZ 350 SL H&H Sales Limited 12 Apr 2006 £6000.00 -
02 MERCEDES BENZ 350SL Artcurial - Briest - Poulain Le Fur 7 Nov 2005 Not sold
56 Mercedes-Benz 350SL BCA 1 Aug 2005 - £4568.00
101 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 7 Jun 2005 - £450.00
644 Mercedes Benz 350SL 4.5 Cabriolet Bonhams & Butterfields 30 Apr 2005 $6200.00 $7130.00
103 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 8 Feb 2005 Not sold
120 Mercedes-Benz 350SL (107) Barons 30 Nov 2004 Not sold
115 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 30 Nov 2004 - £4400.00
403 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Coys 30 Sep 2004 - £2117.00
449 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Coys 30 Sep 2004 Not sold
122 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Barons 3 Aug 2004 Not sold
798 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Convertible Bonhams 25 Jun 2004 - £8050.00
413 Mercedes-Benz 350SL Cheffins 3 Apr 2004 £12000.00 -
114 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1974) Barons 24 Jun 2003 £7200.00 -
118 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) Barons 20 May 2003 £4500.00 -
062 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) BCA 7 Apr 2003 - £10700.00
039 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Poulain LeFur 31 Mar 2003 £8000.00 -
076 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL Sports (1981) H&H Sales Limited 19 Feb 2003 Not sold
046 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL Sports (1981) H&H Sales Limited 4 Dec 2002 - £3360.00
048 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 7 Oct 2002 - €6527.00
038 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 5 Aug 2002 Not sold
Unknown Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) Barons 23 Jul 2002 Not sold
Unknown Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Barons 23 Jul 2002 Not sold
Unknown Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1978) Barons 23 Jul 2002 FF4000.00 -
327 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1978) Coys 22 Jul 2002 Not sold
305 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) Coys 22 Jul 2002 Not sold
537 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) Cheffins 22 Jun 2002 £5200.00 -
038 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Barons 11 Jun 2002 €6400.00 -
011 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL Sports (1981) H&H Sales Limited 29 May 2002 - £5250.00
54A Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) Coys 30 Apr 2002 Not sold
839 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) Cheffins 6 Apr 2002 £9000.00 -
061 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1978) Coys 4 Mar 2002 - £6587.00
795 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) Bonhams 3 Dec 2001 £5000.00 -
060 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1978) H&H Sales Limited 28 Nov 2001 - £7980.00
015 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Barons 13 Nov 2001 £3700.00 -
041 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Poulain LeFur 12 Nov 2001 £75000.00 -
600 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) Cheffins 13 Oct 2001 Not sold
034 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) Barons 9 Oct 2001 Not sold
057 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) BCA 24 Sep 2001 - £3424.00
038 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) Barons 4 Sep 2001 Not sold
045 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) Barons 4 Sep 2001 Not sold
013 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) Barons 4 Sep 2001 £4500.00 -
034 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) Barons 4 Sep 2001 Not sold
031 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) Barons 31 Jul 2001 Not sold
157 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) Coys 30 Jul 2001 - £7175.00
019 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) BCA 23 Jul 2001 - £4120.00
355 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) Cheffins 23 Jun 2001 Not sold
359 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Cheffins 23 Jun 2001 £13750.00 -
058 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) H&H Sales Limited 6 Jun 2001 Not sold
243 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) RTS Auctions Ltd 13 May 2001 Not sold
016 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) Barons 17 Apr 2001 £5500.00 -
057 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Barons 17 Apr 2001 £4500.00 -
011 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1978) BCA 26 Mar 2001 - £5025.00
043 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1974) Poulain LeFur 26 Feb 2001 FF66000.00 -
042 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) BCA 29 Jan 2001 £6795.00 -
238 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) RTS Auctions Ltd 7 Jan 2001 £5500.00 -
014 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) Barons 19 Dec 2000 Not sold
072 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 27 Nov 2000 Not sold
550 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) Bonhams & Brooks 16 Nov 2000 - £5980.00
043 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Coys 11 Oct 2000 - CHF6117.00
016 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) Barons 10 Oct 2000 - £5775.00
048 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 9 Oct 2000 Not sold
059 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) H&H Sales Limited 4 Oct 2000 Not sold
042 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 7 Aug 2000 - £8292.00
025 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) H&H Sales Limited 26 Jul 2000 £4000.00 -
023 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Barons 27 Jun 2000 - £5512.00
917 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Brooks 23 Jun 2000 - £4600.00
258 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) RTS Auctions Ltd 18 Jun 2000 - -
026 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1978) Barons 23 May 2000 Not sold
029 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) Barons 23 May 2000 Not sold
027 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 3 Apr 2000 Not sold
014 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Barons 14 Mar 2000 Not sold
250 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1978) RTS Auctions Ltd 5 Mar 2000 - -
409 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Brooks 28 Feb 2000 - £4945.00
428 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) Brooks 28 Feb 2000 Not sold
058 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL (1981) H&H Sales Limited 16 Feb 2000 £7200.00 -
030 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Barons 8 Feb 2000 £5800.00 -
033 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) BCA 7 Feb 2000 Not sold
010 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) BCA 6 Dec 1999 - £6385.00
Unknown Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) Barons 23 Nov 1999 Not sold
350 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) Greens 2 Oct 1999 Not sold
268 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) RTS Auctions Ltd 15 Aug 1999 £7000.00 -
417 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) Brooks 29 Jul 1999 Not sold
018 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) H&H Sales Limited 28 Jul 1999 £6200.00 -
015 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1978) H&H Sales Limited 28 Jul 1999 £8200.00 -
027 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) Barons 27 Jul 1999 Not sold
060 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 21 Jun 1999 Not sold
009 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 21 Jun 1999 Not sold
252 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) RTS Auctions Ltd 20 Jun 1999 Not sold
269 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) RTS Auctions Ltd 20 Jun 1999 £8600.00 -
020 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) Greens 30 May 1999 Not sold
044 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) Barons 11 May 1999 Not sold
066 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1971) BCA 12 Apr 1999 £8500.00 -
249 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) RTS Auctions Ltd 14 Feb 1999 £7500.00 -
Unknown Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Barons 2 Feb 1999 Not sold
038 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) H&H Sales Limited 23 Sep 1998 £9000.00 -
085 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1978) H&H Sales Limited 23 Sep 1998 £7800.00 -
049 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC (1981) BCA 10 Aug 1998 Not sold
043 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 10 Aug 1998 £8000.00 -
011 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) BCA 10 Aug 1998 Not sold
023 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) BCA 23 Apr 1998 £10600.00 -
005 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1974) BCA 23 Apr 1998 Not sold
079 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) H&H Sales Limited 8 Apr 1998 Not sold
011 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) AMA 16 Mar 1998 - £6750.00
099 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) BCA 11 Aug 1997 Not sold
052 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) Parkes 20 Jul 1997 £8100.00 -
250 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1971) RTS Auctions Ltd 29 Jun 1997 £7900.00 -
243 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) RTS Auctions Ltd 9 Mar 1997 £5700.00 -
056 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) Sandown 9 Mar 1997 £9000.00 -
623 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Sothebys 3 Mar 1997 - £8050.00
021 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) H&H Sales Limited 26 Feb 1997 £7500.00 -
044 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) BCA 10 Feb 1997 £11100.00 -
64A Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) Parkes 2 Feb 1997 Not sold
032 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) ADT 16 Dec 1996 - £7823.00
008 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1976) H&H Sales Limited 25 Sep 1996 £4800.00 -
020 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) H&H Sales Limited 25 Sep 1996 Not sold
340 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) Brooks 21 Sep 1996 Not sold
011 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1980) H&H Sales Limited 24 Jul 1996 £6250.00 -
466 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Sothebys 15 Jul 1996 Not sold
004 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) ADT 22 Apr 1996 - £6195.00
062 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) H&H Sales Limited 21 Feb 1996 £6500.00 -
010 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1975) ADT 27 Nov 1995 Not sold
026 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1971) ADT 27 Nov 1995 - £6300.00
909 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1979) Brooks 28 Oct 1995 Not sold
922 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Brooks 28 Oct 1995 Not sold
057 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1974) ADT 2 Oct 1995 £6000.00 -
218 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) RTS Auctions Ltd 17 Sep 1995 Not sold
012 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) ADT 24 Jul 1995 £6900.00 -
437 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Lambert & Foster 16 May 1995 Not sold
056 Mercedes-Benz 350 Sh (1971) Sandown 25 Feb 1995 Not sold
076 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Sandown 25 Feb 1995 Not sold
054 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) H&H Sales Limited 23 Feb 1995 Not sold
031 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) ADT 28 Nov 1994 £9700.00 -
086 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) Sandown 3 Sep 1994 Not sold
045 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1972) ADT 18 Jul 1994 £9600.00 -
489A Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1977) Sothebys 28 Feb 1994 Not sold
107 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (1973) Sandown 30 Oct 1993 Not sold
Books
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1855201860 Mercedes 'S' Class & 600 1965-72 Brooklands Books
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Article Classic Cars December 2001 pg 80
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