Lot 315 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||63,999 miles|
|Estimate||£21,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
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 Mercedes-Benz 500SL is presented in gleaming white together with a new dark blue hood and contrasting blue leather interior. The car comes with its original wallet including manuals and its original service book. This luxury sports tourer was re-sprayed three years ago and is in excellent mechanical condition according to the current owner. These 500 models are highly desirable due to the large V8 which make them sublime continental tourers.
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