1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster

  • Year : 1986
  • Make : Mercedes-Benz
  • Model : 500SL
  • Registration : D205 MWL
  • Chassis : WDB1070462A053387
  • Engine No : 11796422002250
  • Coachbuilder : Mercedes
  • Body Type : Roadster
  • Colour : Blue
  • Trim : Cream
  • Mileage : 169,175

History

Price £19,950

Mercedes-Benz have been producing an SL model or range of models since 1954. The similarly styled but mechanically unrelated 190 followed in 1955 completing the first generation of cars. The second-generation SL’s began with the 230 in 1963 and was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that earned the model its nickname of `pagoda top’. The car featured a two-door monocoque body shell with independent suspension all round, coil springs and anti-roll bar at the front, semi-trailing arms, coil springs and an anti-roll bar at the rear. The power assisted steering was Daimler-Benz’s own re-circulating ball system. Over its seventeen-year reign, the R107 range was powered by no less than eight different engines – two sizes of straight-six unit and six versions of V8’s.

This 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster has been the subject to a full cosmetic restoration after very little use since 2013, the restoration included any rust cut out, repaired and then the car repainted in the original dark blue, the factory hardtop also repainted in the same colour. The interior has had all new leather covering and new dark blue mohair roof. Fully checked through mechanically this 500SL is supplied with a V5c registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in October 2017 and current invoices of the work carried out, this 500SL is a fine example of a classic sports car and, fitted with the superb five-litre, V8 engine, the drive is effortless and progress relentless. Viewing by appointment only.

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