Lot 136 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
|Odometer reading||109,688 miles|
|Result||Sold - £18,500|
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.
Presented in Astral Silver over contrasting blue cloth and MB Tex trim, this desirable 500 SL R107 has covered an average of less than 3,000 miles a year in its 38 years and has been clearly well cared for. The period Mercedes-Benz trim in very good order is complemented by an original Becker Mexico radio. In 2021 this example was recommissioned extensively after a period of storage details of which can be found in a full report found within the history file, this included full mechanical recommissioning and service and new sills coupled to bulkhead inspection finished off with some new woodwork to the interior and a three stage polish and ceramic coating. A well specified example from new, this example is offered with an MoT test certificate with no advisories and is valid until July this year. Sitting on 14” Mexican Hat wheels is a very good example of the very popular R107 SL boasting the five litre V8 and adept at wowing people at classic cars shows whilst keeping up with modern day traffic. Offered at a modest auction estimate, viewing is certainly recommended.
Previous lotLot 135 - 1967 Jaguar Mk. II (3.4 litre)
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