Lot 179 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
|Odometer reading||92,902 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £36,224|
- £35,000 restoration
- Factory hardtop
- Optional rear seats
With the R107 shape Mercedes-Benz, you are very much buying into an image. The style and flair are there in spades married, obviously, to renowned German build-quality. There are many variations on the theme in terms of engine size and the larger the size, generally, the more desirable, the car and so it is with this ‘Sports Licht’ roadster. The biggest on offer in Europe was the five litre, V8 engine and it is this well-engineered power plant that can be found under this bonnet today.
Presenting well in the rare but attractive colour combination of Almandine Red with cream interior, this classic looking Mercedes has benefitted from recent extensive work by the SL Shop, N J Restorations and D-Class automotive that has totalled over £35,000. These comprehensive works included: replacement bulkhead, a new soft top, extensive work on the suspension, brakes and engine with new tyres, new carpets and seat covers. In addition to this a bare metal respray has been completed by NJ Restoration and the replacement bulkhead is still under warranty from the SL Shop. There is both a photographic history of the restoration and a file of receipts, invoices and old MoT’s to accompany ten years of service history. This 500 SL is one of the last of the R107 models to leave the world-famous Stuttgart factory (registered in December 1989) and features the optional rear seats and the desirable removable hardtop. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until July 2021 and given the values achieved at auction recently, G794 CLK can only be described as extremely well estimated.
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