Lot 215 - 1982 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||88,000 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £13,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
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 300 SL '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 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. 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 with many favouring the larger 500 SL.
This desirable 500 SL was first registered on 26th January, 1982. Ordered in gold with contrasting new MB Tex trim, this 500 SL at the time would have been the envy of all the neighbours. A very solid, rust-free car, HTU 496X presents well with hood, carpets, interior seats and door cards all replaced in recent years. A fresh MoT test certificate valid until June 2018 is offered with the car together with some history and old test certificates as well as a Mercedes-Benz SL handbook. A very well priced and desirable example of the 500 SL with recent work to ensure this is a pleasure to own for many years to come.