1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Auto

Lot: 725

Sold for (£): 12,320
Offered for sale is a 4.97L 1981 Mercedes SL500 Convertible automatic. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A well-presented W107 500SL...
The R107, built between 1972-1989, became the third generation of the popular SL range of convertibles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. When new, these cars were advertised as having 240bhp which propelled the elegant tourer to a top speed of 140 mph through a 4-speed automatic transmission, and the 5-litre V8 engine was more powerful and more economical than the model it replaced adding to its desirability.
This example, finished in Red with tan half leather / cloth interior, comes with a history file showing that it had minor body restoration totalling £2,300 in 1999 having dents and surface rust attended to and was then professionally resprayed. A year later, gearbox problems dictated that a new transmission was required and this was duly fitted, and the appropriate invoices are with the car.
An export certificate, stamped in 1994, shows that the car travelled across the Irish Sea to reside in Eire and Northern Ireland for the next chapter of its life, with many subsequent Irish MoT certificates included in the history file.
Offered with a current V5C and MoT until April 2017, "SVR 385W" is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner for the rest of the Summer.

Lot Details

Registration: SVR385W RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1981 Engine size: 4.97L
Make: Mercedes Odometer reading (miles): 87
Model: SL500 Convertible MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: WDB10704622000546

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


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A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history