Lot 123 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

Lot 123 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

Lot 123 - 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

Lot Number 123
Registration LGM 985W
Chassis Number WDB10704622000386
Engine Number 11796022002614
Odometer reading 91,873 miles
Estimate £32,000 - £38,000
  • Photographic restoration
  • Impressive specification
  • Factory hardtop

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.

This stunning R107 Series 500 SL was registered on new year’s day 1981. This classic Mercedes-Benz benefitted from a fully documented cosmetic and mechanical restoration in 2018 by marque specialists Airfield Classic Cars. A photographic history book details the works completed. We are informed that this bigger engined version of the ever popular SL series is a joy to drive. With standard factory fitted equipment that includes electric windows, central locking and power steering, this car has been enhanced with the optional upgrades of cruise control, Bundt 14” light alloy wheels, leather interior trim and rear seats. Presenting well in white with a contrasting tan interior, this fantastic Mercedes is offered to auction with a V5C registration document, a fresh MoT test certificate and the desirable factory hardtop. Pre-facelift examples in this condition are a rare find and this opportunity should not be overlooked.

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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