This car as been marked as 'sold' and is no longer for sale.
Back to Assured Listings

1985 Mercedes-Benz R107 500 SL with Blue Leather

White with Blue Leather / 500 SL


Principal Facts:

1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Classic White (737) with Blue Leather (272) with Classic White (737) Hardtop and Blue Soft Top

46,743 miles

1985 was the final year of the R107 before the important 1986 facelift, which saw the already long standing car benefit from a number of improvements to extend what was then a 15 year production run. Whilst many buyers have sought these ‘post 86’ cars in recent years, what the later cars gained in handling and braking capability they lost in character. Traditionally, these ‘early’ cars have been overlooked in favour of the flat-faced alloy wheel wearing, lower front apron sporting ‘late’ cars after three decades of reading buyers guides… but in the modern world where 300hp is no longer considered impressive and handling is electronically assisted, seeking out a car with minor handling and braking improvements seems to be a moot point… meaning these earlier cars can be considered a more astute buy than their later model counterparts.

Finding any high quality 500SL is getting extremely difficult, so the fact that this car enjoys a rare colour combination, is one of the last ‘early’ style cars and boasts a V8 makes it a rather alluring prospect.

Finished in Classic White (the colour that would be replaced by Arctic White from 1986 to the end of production) and combined with Blue Leather, this car features an enviable list of options – including heated seats.

It’s rare to find a late model car with heated seats, let alone a pre-86 example. We have probably seen a handful through our showroom.

Accompanying the car is a comprehensive maintenance record, as well as the original book pack and a wide array of receipts and invoices. Also with the car is the original PDI sheet dated 10th August 1988, although the original invoice and order form are sadly not with the car!

This is clearly a car that has been cherished all of it’s life, a car from careful ownership that looks the part and drives superbly.

With the more resonant note of that pre-86 5.0 litre engine and exhaust system, as well as the metal pull door handles and marginally narrower track and lightweight alloy wheels, this is a car that’s full of character both to drive and look at.

A rare find indeed.

Condition Synopsis:

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 File:

Service Miles Service Date
781 miles 28th August 1985
6,488 miles 11th July 1986
9,087 miles 15th October 1987
18,616 miles 17th March 1992
23,664 miles 9th May 1994
30,432 miles 28th November 1995
35,547 miles 8th August 1997
37,545 miles 3rd May 2000
38,505 miles 20th May 2002
39,820 miles 6th August 2003
40,707 miles no date printed
  • 46743
  • 1985
  • Automatic
  • White
  • Blue Leather
  • Petrol
  • Not Exempt



The world’s largest Classic Mercedes-Benz destination.


Assured is not just a service or a product, it’s a promise. A promise that we make to our customers that gives them the confidence to purchase the car of their dreams. We will offer you support on every step of your journey.


SLSHOP can deliver your car to your home, business or we can store it for you.


Our Finance partners provide market leading bespoke, competitive financing.

Workshop Service Plans

Allow us to take onward care of your prized investment.

Do More with your Benz

Join us on a mini meet, open day or tour.


I have followed SLSHOP with interest for some years now and recently took the plunge and purchased my dream car – they did not disappoint!
The whole experience from start to finish was superb. Their communication was excellent and they kept me
informed every step of the way. Thank you and I look forward to my next purchase!

I have just purchased a 280SL from SLSHOP. I have already purchased several parts from SLSHOP and have found all members of staff most helpful and it is more like dealing with a club than a commercial enterprise I would highly recommend using SLSHOP for cars, parts and most importantly impartial advice.

They put up with my indecision, inexperience and last minute demands and my car is the best thing I’ve ever bought. The most impressive thing about them is the after care though. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they’ve given me the best advice to make sure I get the most out of my car. Can you tell I’m obsessed with them all?

This car as been marked as 'sold' and is no longer for sale.