1989 Mercedes Benz R107 500SL with Black Leather (241)
Signal Red (568) with Black Leather (241) / 500SL
A beautiful – vibrant in Signal Red – 500SL with barely-broken-in mileage that’s had copious care concentrated on it recently. A classic combination that still works wonders, this red SL boasts supple and supportive black leather seats, with the optional rear seats in the same. The fronts are also heated, which we can’t imagine was a common option ticked for Cyprus-bound SLs. The driver gets the armrest option too, for even greater cruising comfort.
The car’s been in the UK since at least 2006 – that’s as far back as the test history shows. It’s also reassuring to see that the car achieved a first-time pass at every one of those 17 tests. Its condition today reflects what must have been a charmed life, as both body and interior present very well indeed, showing little sign of the car’s three-decade vintage.
This 500SL has been painted in a perennially popular shade, contrasted perfectly by its black leather interior and black boot spoiler, which makes for one seriously head-turning SL. Its condition and mileage speak volumes, but if that’s not enough, its desirable options and the addition of modern convenience should.