Lot 164 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster
|Sold - £35,840
- Previously serviced and maintained by the SLSHOP
- Low mileage desirable facelift V8 500 SL
Mercedes-Benz first introduced an SL model in 1954 following an original idea by American importer, Max Hoffman who foresaw a market for a car tailored to affluent Americans in the booming post-war United States. It has remained in production, in various guises and model years in the seven decades since then, making the SL the second longest single series ever produced by the German manufacturer.
This very desirable face lift 500 SL is presented in Smoke Silver with beige leather trim and was first registered on the 5th June 1987. A low mileage example of the flagship R107 model from the latter years of production, featuring an array of modern conveniences as standard. These include cruise control, electric windows, and heated seats to name only a few. This car has had few owners since it was new, all of whom have cared for the car well utilising specialists to service and maintain the vehicle. Between 2012 and 2014 it was serviced by the country’s leading SL specialist the SLHOP and recently it has been inspected and maintained by them prior to this listing. Fitted with an upgraded audio system, anti-theft system and boasting the optional rear seats. Found within the original and complete owners wallet is a service booklet with 14 stamps, and this SL is accompanied by two sets of keys. The V8 500 SL has long commanded the top of the R107 marketplace, and this example is in exceptional condition all round. We are certain that with minor investment, it could be taken to collector grade, but equally could be a fantastic drivers example for years to come especially given the leading specialists that have been commissioned to care for it.
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