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 SL500 R107 was first delivered in Germany and then exported to the US until 2017. In great condition, this fine automobile has been well preserved and includes improved corrosion protection for the years ahead. Repainted and restored about 12 years ago, paint and chrome are in top condition. The car has a TUV which is valid until 2020 which it passed without any problems. Furthermore, the car has undergone recent work visible in the history file. A fine example for a lucky new owner to enjoy.