Lot 264 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
|£18,000 - £23,000
- Long term ownership
- Lots of history
The Mercedes-Benz was manufactured from 1954 and the designation SL derives from the German ‘Sport Leicht’ or ‘Sport Light’ and was first applied to the 300 SL '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 automobiles 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). The SL variant was a two-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top, hardtop and optional foldable seats for the rear bench. Volume production of the first R107 car, the 350 SL, started in April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars.
Originally registered on 1st June 1985 this delightful R107 Mercedes-Benz is the larger 4973cc engine model. Finished in Cabernet Red with grey leather interior, this example has the rear seat fitted, as well as a hardtop. Having been in long term ownership for a number of years, this 500 SL comes with a good history folder. Presenting in good order throughout, this Mercedes-Benz drives well with no known faults. The 5.0 litre engine offers brisk performance and a very smooth ride. Supplied with a V5C registration document these Mercedes-Benz 500 SL’s have to be well cared for and this one certainly has been.
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