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1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 500 SL #2091

Arctic White (147) with Blue Leather (272) / 500 SL

£42,500

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Overview of this Mercedes-Benz

1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Arctic White (147) with Blue Leather (272) with
Arctic White Hardtop (147) and Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (5010)

85,991 miles

Back in 1988 a Mercedes-Benz 500SL was more than just a status symbol, it was the pinnacle of fine motoring. Any R107 SL was an expensive investment in those days, with a list price of £41,700 before options. The car shown here took a generous helping from the option list, including Air Conditioning, Leather (with Rear Seats), Heated Front Seats, Outside Air Temperature Gauge and Under shields.

These added a further £4,000 to the list price, giving an equivalent total in today’s money of more than £120,000.

In 2011 ownership of this high specification car fell to an enthusiast, a gent who had owned a string of fine Mercedes-Benz cars. One year into his ownership he embarked on a program of significant improvement, with the engine having some major works including replacement of the timing belt. Cosmetically the car was given a complete restoration, stripped to bare metal and put back together with genuine Mercedes-Benz parts. The Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette Article written by a former keeper proudly proclaims “I am now the proud owner of a classic Mercedes with absolutely no rust or filler in the body, a silky smooth running engine and a totally original interior”.

A print out of this article is present in the history, file which in itself is as comprehensive as the restoration work. A significant file of paperwork accompanies the car, including photos of the work completed and an original manufacturer brochure. Along with the comprehensive box of documents there is the original and factory correct plastic wallet, containing the owners manual, books and guides.

This is a chance to acquire a late model 500SL for a fraction of what it would cost to undertake a cosmetic restoration of such magnitude today. This exceptional 500SL is ready to be used and enjoyed, a high specification car ready and prepared to take on both hot and cold climates.

History:

 PDI  5th Sep 1988
 Reliance Motors Chingford
 1,348 miles  7th Oct 1988
 Reliance Motors Chingford
 6,626 miles  3rd Apr 1989
 Reliance Motors Chingford
 11,627 miles  10th Oct 1989
 Reliance Motors Chingford
 14,578 miles  30th Aug 1991
 Lancaster Mercedes-Benz Hertford
 18,300 miles  17th Feb 1992
 Lancaster Mercedes-Benz Hertford
 29,452 miles  9th Aug 1993
 Mercedes-Benz Edgware Road
 35,576 miles  31st May 1994
 Mercedes-Benz Edgware Road
 41,694 miles  13th Mar 1995
 Mercedes-Benz Edgware Road
 Illegible  12th Jan 1996
 Mercedes-Benz Edgware Road
 52,354 miles  26th Sep 1996
 Hexagon of Highgate Road
 55,886 miles  31st Jul 1998
 Mercedes-Benz of Worcester
 56,305 miles  6th May 1999
 Mercedes-Benz of Worcester
 63,654 miles  30th Jun 2000
 Mercedes-Benz of Stratford
 81,852 miles  20th Mar 2011
 Chelsea Cars Wandsworth
 84,280 miles  18th May 2016
 AFS Motor Engineers Elgerton
 

Optional Extras:

238 URBAN DRIVING LIGHTS UK 240 OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE DISPLAY 256 REAR AXLE WITH LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL 272A LEATHER PERFORATED BLUE 341 ADDITIONAL FLASHING LIGHTS 362 RIGHT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLE ACCORDING TO EC REGULATION (CONTROL CODE) 440 CRUISE CONTROL 461 INSTRUMENTS IN ENGLISH 481 UNDER PROTECTION 507 EXTERIOR MIRROR LEFT + RIGHT HEATABLE (LEFT ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE) 524 PAINT PRESERVATION 565 REAR SEATS FOR SL TYPES 580 AIR CONDITIONER 592 THERMAL INSULATING GREEN GLASS ALL AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW, BAND FILTER 600 HEADLIGHT CLEANING SYSTEM 744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010

£42,500

About The Mercedes-Benz

  • 85991
  • 1988
  • Automatic
  • Arctic White (147)
  • Blue Leather (272)
  • Petrol

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