Lot 355 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,288|
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.
Finished in charcoal with mushroom leather trim, this 500SL drives every bit as good as as she looks. The 4973cc, V8 engine bursts into life as soon as requested and the drivetrain is precise and smooth. The car comes supplied with a V5 registration document and a full year's MoT test certificate. W107 model Mercedes have been on the increase of late; after driving this car it is easy to understand why.
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.