Lot 283 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
|Odometer reading||117,627 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,625|
The Mercedes-Benz SL 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 progress relentless. Finished in maroon with a contrasting tan leather interior, this car has factory fitted front fog lights and headlight wipers as well as a recently replaced mohair soft top and matching hardtop. Also included are heated front seats, electric windows and mirrors as well as an automatic gearbox. Supplied with a comprehensive history file as well as a V5 document, a full one year's MoT test certificate and a brand new service, this fine example can be enjoyed immediately and will almost certainly get you there quicker than you think.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.