The SLs of this era (the 107 chassis) really established themselves as icons of quality and success on the Continent as well as the Americas; unlike the previous SL range, these cars were rugged and durable and could accumulate high mileage and still remain reliable with just the most basic of care. The first of the generation was the 350 SL, a car that is now beginning to occupy a strong place in the hearts of Mercedes-Benz collectors; it was the original pure design with no emissions equipment to speak of, small plated bumpers and manual windows. Being lighter and unrestricted from an emissions standpoint meant the cars were lively performers as well as quiet and comfortable touring cars. Following the discontinuation of the SLC in September 1981, the 107 series continued initially as the 280, 380 and 500 SL. At this time, the V8 engines were re-tuned for greater efficiency.
This very well preserved 500 SL from 1982 in very good condition with fine visual enhancements, such as.Stainless steel sill plates. comes offered with a Classic Data report and historic German registration.
The vehicle has been lovingly cared for over the years. This model is already equipped with the improved corrosion protection ex works and therefore very well preserved.
Very nice color combination: black with beige leather, beige top (new)
The car was re-painted and restored about 12 years ago. Paint and chrome parts are in very good condition.
During last few months, the following work has been carried out on the vehicle and can be proven:
– New soft top
– new battery
– New brake fluid
– Overhauled rear brakes
– Renewed steering damper, steering clutch, stabilizers and various wear parts on the front axle
– Exhaust – Muffler renewed
– All oils renewed, engine oil – gear oil
– Rubber seals renewed on Soft Top
The car has only very few and very minor age-related visual defects. The interior is in very good condition.
TÜV until Feb 2020 was passed without defects, H-Kenntzeichen was issued.
This SL is in rarely well-preserved condition and a real collector’s item. According to my information, only about 11800 copies were built.
Transmission and the powerful V8 engine run perfectly and have sufficient power reserves.
To the history:
The car was first delivered in Germany and later exported to the USA. In 2017, it was brought back from Florida.
It has German papers and is registered in Germany. A CLASSIC DATA appraisal report has been prepared: State grade: 2- Time value: 45,000 EUR.
The speedometer was converted to km-counter and km / h. The actual mileage is about 174.000km according to the vehicle history.
– Power steering
– Central locking system
– ABS brakes
– Leather equipment
– MB Becker classic car radio with automatic antenna
– electric windows
– Cruise control
– Stainless steel door sills
– Original MB Baroque alloy wheels
– Heated seats
– Coupe roof / hardtop