Lot 332 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
|Odometer reading||73,200 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,944|
Mercedes-Benz have been producing an SL model or range of models since 1954. The similarly styled but mechanically unrelated 190 followed in 1955 completing the first generation of cars. The second generation SL's began with the 230 in 1963 and was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that earned the model its nickname of `pagoda top'. The car featured a two-door monocoque body shell with independent suspension all round, coil springs and anti-roll bar at the front, semi-trailing arms, coil springs and an anti-roll bar at the rear. The power assisted steering was Daimler-Benz's own re-circulating ball system. Over its seventeen year reign, the R107 range was powered by no less than eight different engines - two sizes of straight-six unit and six versions of V8's.
This 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL has only covered 73,200 miles from new, the service book shows that the total mileage in 1995 was 63,477 miles; the vendor purchased the car at 71,000 miles in 2001. This 500SL is fitted with a few factory options, which include a tan leather interior including the rear seat option and factory hard top. Shortly after buying the car the owner had it re-painted in the original colour of red and since then has used the car very sparingly driving it just over 2,200 miles. This Mercedes is very good mechanically and only requires some minor bodywork to bring it back to its former glory. This 500SL is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in November 2014, a service book showing all the services up to 1995 and a file containing old MoT test certificates and invoices verifying the mileage. This is a very reasonably priced icon from the 1980's.
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