Lot 117 - 1982 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||97,305 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,452|
The iconic R107 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster and SLC Coupé became so successful in the 1970's and 80's that it became their second longest production run surpassed only by the G class 4x4. Originally introduced in 1971 in 350 SL guise with a 3.5 litre V8 engine, it spawned some eight further engine derivatives and numerous options to extend the customers’ desire for the wonderful roadster until 1989. While the C107 or SLC enjoyed a brief but relatively successful stint in rallying, the Roadster was always intended for luxurious top down motoring and as such, attracted celebrity ownership and a host of film and television appearances. Offering 197bhp and a smooth automatic gearbox with a top speed in excess of 130mph, imagine cruising along French boulevards or through Beverley Hills and you will understand the target audience for this iconic SL Roadster.
Originally registered on 10th March 1982, this 500 SL is in delightful condition having been the subject of a restoration. The red coachwork is in excellent order, this is complemented by a tan leather interior which shows little sign of wear. Sitting proudly on whitewall tyres, we are advised by the vendor she drives with no known faults. Subject to a total insurance loss in 2010 and registered with HPI, the modest estimate for such a splendid example reflects this. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate and the all-important hardtop.
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