Mercedes 500 SL R107 1986 – SPRZEDANY

Gdy Mercedes 500 SL R107 został zaprezentowany na salonie w Genewie w 1980, był obok Astona Martina Volante najszybszym kabrioletem na rynku. Skrywając silnik 5 l V8 dostępny wcześniej w modelu 450 SLC 5.0, oferował 240 KM i doskonałe połączenie sportowych osiągów z komfortem podróży. Z zewnątrz od słabszych odmian odróżniał się przednim i tylnym spojlerem, które subtelnie podkreśliły jego charakter. Prezentowany egzemplarz zamówiony był jako nowy w Monachium, wkrótce został wyeksportowany do Japonii, około 2000 przywędrował do Wielkiej Brytanii, a 19 marca został sprzedany na aukcji w Stuttgarcie. Uzyskana cena – ok. 270 tys. PLN – potwierdziła mocny trend wzrostowy dla tego modelu. Co w nim wyjątkowego? Ciekawa kolorystyka, przebieg jedynie 53000 km i bogate wyposażenie, obejmujące tylny dyferencjał o ograniczonym poślizgu, tempomat, elektryczne lusterka, klimatyzację i podgrzewane fotele.


Lot 118
Chassis no. WDB 107 046 1A 042166
Engine no. 117 964 12 000832
€50,000 – 80,000
PLN 210,000 – 340,000
Sold for €63,250 (PLN 269,603) inc. premium

AUCTION 23590:
14:30 CET

1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL with Hardtop
Chassis no. WDB 107 046 1A 042166
Engine no. 117 964 12 000832

•Delivered new in Germany
•Circa 53,000 kilometres recorded
•Matching numbers, matching colours

'Introduced at the Geneva Show… the 500 SL is the fastest car in the Mercedes range, and, apart from the Aston Martin Volante, is probably the fastest openable car in production. That is not to say that it is a wild, hairy chested sports car: it is not, being extremely docile and temperament free – which is what one expects from any car carrying the three pointed star.' – Motor Sport.

Luxuriously equipped and superbly finished in the best traditions of Mercedes-Benz’s top-of-the-range models, the 500 SL convertible and 500 SLC coupé were introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1980 alongside the outwardly similar 380 SL/SLC. The '500′ featured the all-alloy overhead-camshaft V8 engine that had debuted in the 450 SLC 5.0 of 1977; more powerful yet less thirsty than the existing V8, this new 5.0-litre unit produced 240bhp at 5,000rpm, an output sufficient to propel the 500 SL to 225km/h (140mph). Although shorter in the wheelbase than the 450, the newcomer retained its predecessor’s attractive and long-established body style, which now featured aerodynamic spoilers front and rear. The state-of-the-art running gear too remained essentially unchanged, though improvements were made to the all-independent suspension and to the brakes. Four-speed automatic transmission was standard.

This superb 500 SL was delivered new to Munich to German specifications and sold soon after to Japan. The car remained in Japan until circa 2010 before moving to the UK where it was registered early in 2013. The accompanying service book records eight services in Japan, the most recent in 2010 at 37,117 kilometres. A matching-numbers, matching-colours example, the car currently has 53,000 kilometres recorded and is described as very original.

Finished in Signal red with black leather interior, this 500 SL has the following important options: Sperrdifferenzial (limited-slip differential); Tempomat (cruise control); electric mirrors; air conditioning; and heated seats. It benefits from recently fitted new tyres, a new soft-top (invoice on file) and a gearbox overhaul (invoice on file), and is presented in very good-to-excellent condition. The car comes complete with its original hardtop (numbers match), an owner’s manual, sundry invoices, and a UK V5C registration document.