1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107) #2120 *SOLD*
- Stock Number: 2120
- Make / Model: MERCEDES-BENZ / 500SL (R107) ex MB Press Vehicle
- Mileage: 42289
- Paint Colour: Diamond Blue
- Interior Colour: Royal Blue Leather
- Year: 1985
About This Car
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)
Diamond Blue Metallic (355) with Royal Blue Leather (272) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)
A fantastically rare find, a very high specification ‘late’ R107 showing all the hallmarks of being a Mercedes-Benz Press Car.
This 1985 500SL features Cruise Control, Becker Premium Audio System, ABS, Heated Leather Front Seats, Additional Rear Seats (Leather) and rear spoiler.. in short this is a ‘tick all the boxes’ special order car.
Interestingly this is a 1985 car when the final incarnation of the R107 arrived in 1986. The specification of this car is huge.
Amongst the standard options this particular car also has Becker Premium Audio System, Heated Leather Front Seats, Rear Seats (also Leather), Outside Temp Gauge, Airbag, Air Conditioning.. in short this is a ‘tick all the boxes’ special order car.
The list price of a 500SL back then was £41,700 – this car had a total price with options of £46,838, or £123,554 in today’s money.
Essentially, this is one of the most expensive 500SLs we have come across.
We do not know of many cars that have come to us showing NOTE FOR SPECIAL EQUIPMENT (PRESS VEHICLES) within the datacard, making this a rather special SL.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)
Model 500 SL
Engine 117964 22 000005
Transmission 722313 02 675229
Order Number 0 5 537 48856
Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
Interior LEATHER ROYAL BLUE (272)
Paint 1 DIAMOND BLUE METALLIC (355O)
Paint 2 DIAMOND BLUE METALLIC (355O)
Approx. Build Date 1985-10
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
251 BECKER RADIO MEXICO CASSETTE, FULL STEREO, ELECTRONIC
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
404 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT
420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
444 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL) AND AIRBAG
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
470 ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA
543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
585 BEHR AIR CONDITIONER AND ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
600 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS
911 NOTE FOR SPECIAL EQUIPMENT (PRESS VEHICLES)
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Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?
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.
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