Lot 248 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster

Lot 248 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster

Lot 248 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster

Lot Number 248
Registration B919 XYG
Chassis Number WDB1070461A034680
Engine Number 5711865
Odometer reading 87,634 km
Estimate £16,000 - £20,000

The Mercedes-Benz SL was manufactured since 1954 and 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).The SL variant was a two-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top, hardtop and optional foldable seats for the rear bench. Volume production of the first R107 car started in April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars.

Manufactured in July 1985 this left hand drive Mercedes-Benz 500 SL was imported into the UK in 2016. Presenting delightfully in the splendid colour combination of Smoke Silver with tan interior, we are advised this example drives well with no known faults. The 5.0 litre V8 engine is a silky smooth unit and offers the driver an effortless journey. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 5th November 2021. These super stylish sportscars have become increasingly popular of late with prices continuing to rise for good examples.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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