Lot 230 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
|Odometer reading||122,122 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,112|
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 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) and has become a benchmark of quality throughout the years.
This fine example of this highly desirable model is presented in metallic blue with cream leather upholstery. It comes with its factory hardtop and the hood is in good condition also. With only four owners from new, the present owner has just spent circa £4000 with Auto Revive London just to bring it up to scratch! The history file contains many invoices showing work carried out over the years, which includes a respray by Alan Day Mercedes-Benz and a retrim to a very high standard as you can see today. It also comes with its owners handbook in a leather wallet and its service history book. The 500SL is always the one to have, owing to its smooth V8 which is great for those long summer tours with the hood down!
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