1981 Mercedes-Benz R107 500 SL #2286

Anthracite Grey with Grey Leather / 500 SL

£45,995

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Overview of this Mercedes-Benz

Just arrived into stock and awaiting full preparation. For further information or photos contact [email protected]

1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Anthracite Grey Metallic (172) with Grey Leather (278) and
Anthracite Grey Metallic Hardtop (172) Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)

80,000 miles

In 1983 the car was purchased as a Silver Wedding Anniversary present and registered to the building company where the husband and wife were both directors. It was registered at the time on the number plate MMS4. During this time it was kept in a heated double garage, and apparently in 34 years of ownership the hardtop was only removed three times! It was only driven by the wife, usually to the golf club once a week, a round trip of some 10 miles. In both 2010 and 2016 it was SORNed and not used.

In 2017 the car changed ownership, with the present owners taking over the stewardship of the car, including a significant amount of work undertaken here at SLSHOP.

A lovely opportunity to acquire an early style R107 SL, with the characteristic exhaust note and the free flowing engine. These early R107s feel distinctly different to later cars, harking back to the driving experience of the great Mercedes of the earlier 70s and 60s. The howl of a V8 engine is more raucous and unrefined in an early car, whilst feeling light on it’s feet and as nimble as a big SL can.

This car has been known to SLSHOP for some years and benefits from significant recent expenditure. Eagle eyed readers will have noticed the shade of Anthracite Grey Metallic, a striking colour that we only wish appeared more in our showroom. Rare to find in a marketplace that’s dominated by blues and reds. Not a car to be missed.

Condition:

This Mercedes-Benz has been hand-picked by SLSHOP’s sales team due to its high calibre status. Every inch of this vehicle’s exterior, interior and mechanicals have been inspected by SLSHOP’s workshops to ensure the vehicle meets our world leading standards. While every effort has been made to offer pristine vehicles, there will be some age-related marks, unless otherwise stated.

History:

Service History:
1981 PDI Sindelfingen, Germany
1981 Inspection Mercedes-Benz Brentford
1981 6,055 Mercedes-Benz Brentford
1983 10,962 County Garage, Gloucestershire
1988 23,853 Sunningdale Carraige Company
1989 27,714 Nork Motor Engineering, Surrey
1990 30,114 Greenoaks Ltd, Surrey
1991 34,353 Greenoaks Ltd, Surrey
1992 38,099 Sandown Auto Point, Surrey
1993 41,387 Sandown Auto Point, Surrey
1994 44,655 Rapley Motors, Surrey
1995 47,184 Rapley Motors, Surrey
1996 48,850 Rapley Motors, Surrey
1997 50,652 Rapley Motors, Surrey
1998 53,136 Rapley Motors, Surrey
1999 55,578 Rapley Motors, Surrey
2000 57,728 Rapley Motors, Surrey
2001 59,742 Rapley Motors, Surrey
2002 61,578 Rapley Motors, Surrey
2003 63,174 Rapley Motors, Surrey
2004 64,759 Rapley Motors, Surrey
2005 65,837 Rapley Motors, Surrey
2006 66,936 Rapley Motors, Surrey
2007 68,562 Rapley Motors, Surrey
2008 69,043 Kwik Fit, Croydon
2009 69,626 Robe & Hitchens Ltd, Surrey
2010 70,086 Robe & Hitchens Ltd, Surrey
2011 70,277 Robe & Hitchens Ltd, Surrey
2012 70,456 Robe & Hitchens Ltd, Surrey
2013 70,608 Robe & Hitchens Ltd, Surrey
2014 70,965 Robe & Hitchens Ltd, Surrey
2015 71,085 Robe & Hitchens Ltd, Surrey
2016 SORN
2017 71,097 Robe & Hitchens Ltd, Surrey
2018 72,910 Merc Car London
2019 76,390 Merc Car London
2020 80,207 SLSHOP

Optional Extras:

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 503 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, ON THE LEFT 511 BECKER RADIO MEXICO CASSETTE FULL STEREO 531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA 592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER 606 HEADLAMP WIPER UNIT, OIL FOR REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL IN CANISTERS AND CONTAINERS AND MOUNTING FOR CUSTOMS LICENSE PLATE 613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC 656 MICHELIN TIRES 660 80 LITERS OF FUEL 682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER 740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001

£45,995

About The Mercedes-Benz

  • 80000
  • 1981
  • Manual
  • Anthracite Grey
  • Grey Leather
  • Petrol

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