Lot 394 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
|Odometer reading||116,972 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
The Mercedes-Benz is a roadster manufactured since 1954 and the designation SL derives from the German 'Sport Liecht' or 'Sport Light' and was first applied to the 300SL 'Gullwing' named after the upward-opening doors. The term SL-Class refers to the marketing variations of the vehicle, including the numerous engine configurations spanning five design generations. The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 automobiles were produced from 1971 through to 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by the Mercedes-Benz, after the G-Class. The R107 took the chassis components of the mid size W114 model and mated them to the larger engines from the S-Class (W116).The SL variant was a two seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top, hardtop and optional foldable seats for the rear bench. Volume production of the first R107 car, the 350SL, started in April, 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars.
This Mercedes-Benz 500SL is a fine example of a classic sports car. Fitted with the superb five litre V8 engine, the drive is effortless and listening to the 'purr' of the engine enhances the enjoyment of owning such a vehicle. Finished in silver with black leather interior, this car has factory fitted air bags, air conditioning, temperature gauge and heated seats. Also fitted is a tracker system. Supplied with a V5 document and a full one year's MoT test certificate, this fine example can be enjoyed immediately. A great open car for this Indian summer.
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