Lot 197 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||106,087 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £18,000|
The Mercedes-Benz SL class has been manufactured since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German 'Sport Leicht' 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 cars were produced from 1971 through to 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by 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) and has become a benchmark of quality throughout the years.
This Mercedes-Benz SL was originally registered on 3rd September 1985 and presents in good order all-round. The Birchwood Green coachwork is in good order as is the hood and the black leather trim. This model is fitted with the additional rear seats and is also supplied with a hardtop. We are advised she drives well and the 4973cc, V8 engine operates smoothly and effectively, this is a very refined power unit. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate this R107 500 SL is a perfect vehicle for the summer months ahead.
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