1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107) #2114 *SOLD* Signal Red with Beige MB Tex

  • Stock Number: 2114
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 500SL (R107)
  • Mileage: 77213
  • Paint Colour: Signal Red
  • Interior Colour: Beige MB Tex
  • Year: 1985
About This Car

1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Signal Red with Beige Leather

77,213 miles

Signal Red (568) with Beige Leather (255) with Dark Brown Fabric Soft Top (8023)

This lovely early style 500SL is enjoyed the iconic colour of Signal Red with a Beige Leather interior, the colour synonymous with the R107 SL.

It was purchased new in Poole, Dorset and enjoyed by the first owner for just a year, before moving to long term ownership with the second keeper. For 14 years the car remained in Dorset, until the year 2000.

In the year 2000 the car was purchased by a new keeper, who chose to move the car to a holiday home in France. Although never officially exported, between the years 2000 and 2014 this car spent most of it’s time at the holiday home of a British owner in Southern France. This is proven by documentation on file, with French service and maintenance records covering this period.

This car then found a new and loving owner in the form of The SL Shop, arriving at SLSHOP HQ to join the hire fleet.

Since purchase the SLSHOP hire fleet has disbanded, meaning this super car is available for sale. When it comes to buying cars for our own personal use, we choose on specification, provenance, drivability and reliability. This is a lovely example of an early 500SL, being a ‘late early’ car.

Equipped with lightweight Bundt style alloy wheels from new, this is a fine looking car with a very interesting specification. Heated seats, rear seats, cruise control and air conditioning make it the perfect tourer for warm or cold climates.

Just four owners from new, two of which cared for the car for more than 14 years each.

1st owner until 20th June 1986
2nd owner until 13th April 2000 (14 years)
3rd owner until 10th June 2014 (14 years
4th owner until 21st May 2019 (5 years)
5th owner until present

Specification

Model 500 SL
Engine 117962 22 001605
Transmission 722313 02 254388
Order Number 0 2 537 90692
Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
Interior LEATHER – BEIGE (255)
Paint 1 SIGNAL RED (568O)
Paint 2 SIGNAL RED (568O)

256 REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
320 ADDITIONAL PLATE AND REAR SEAT BENCH STOP FOR GREAT BRITAIN
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
470 ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
505 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE (R.H.D.)
524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION
565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
580 AIR CONDITIONER
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
603 HEADLAMP WIPER UNIT AND OIL FOR REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, IN CANISTERS AND CONTAINERS
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
656 MICHELIN TIRES
664 LIGHT ALLOY WHEEL 7-HOLE STAR DESIGN 17 INCH
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
746 FOLDING TOP FABRIC 8023, DARK BROWN
856 BR 140 MODEL REFINEMENT OPT. SCOPES/MY 95
870 ELECTRIC SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT FRONT SEAT
871 ELECTRIC SEAT HEATER FOR RIGHT FRONT SEAT

Why Choose SLSHOP?

Is it our unrivalled experience with three generations of SL? Is it our attention to detail, our award winning quality? Is it our selection of hand picked, superb cars for sale? Is it the family feel, the friendly faces and consistency of our work? Most people say it’s all of these things.

A classic car offers a world of opportunities – it is an invitation to explore the open road and share life-affirming experiences with like-minded individuals.

Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?

Bulkhead Corrosion

Although the R107 is renowned for build quality, there is one chink in the armour - the bulkhead. Many cars that present well from the outside are hiding internal rust. Water from outside the car should drain out through specially designed channels, but over time, these become blocked forcing water inside the car. Once water has breached the blower motor cover in front of the windscreen, it slowly wreaks havoc from inside out. This delicate area did not have rust protection from the factory, and as the metal deteriorates it the water ingress can lead to faulty electrics, damp carpets and musty smells inside the cabin.

All our cars come with a 36 month bulkhead warranty.

SLSHOP Unique 2 & 3 year warranty

At the SLSHOP, not only do we know what an SL is capable of but we believe in the cars we sell.

We want our customers to have the confidence to get out and use these iconic classics, to enjoy them for trips at home and abroad.

That’s why we offer a 2 year ‘no quibble’ mechanical warranty with each car sold, as well as a 3 year bulkhead warranty.

Next Steps: Experience

We believe in the capabilities of these classic cars, and want our customers to get out and use them. Welcome to Experience from The SLSHOP, aimed at helping you get more out of your classic Mercedes-Benz. We offer a number of trips, tours and events in the UK and abroad. See you there!

Next Steps: 24hr Test Drive

Tempted by an R107 SL but not sure if it’s for you? Fancy trying a weekend at the wheel before you dive in? We offer a 24hr test drive through our hire business. Hire a classic Mercedes-Benz for a day or longer, and if you subsequently buy a car from our showroom, we will refund the entire hire fee. What are you waiting for?

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