1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Lot: 266

Estimate (£): 11,000 - 13,000
(+buyer’s premium of 9.6% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 5.0L 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SL automatic. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 96 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Bid on this Lot

Timeless 1980s Mercedes classic growing old gracefully...

  • During 15 years of ownership, the former keeper of this car carried out an ongoing restoration
  • Mechanically restored during his tenure including steering, braking and suspension by Mercedes-trained technicians
  • Supplied with a matching hardtop, and a usable soft top that shows wear but does not leak
  • Both front seats have been renovated and some cosmetic work to wheel arches has been carried out
  • Over £6,000 spent recently. Will come to the sale with a fresh MOT. 
  • Owner's handbook, service record, V5c and a quantity of invoices
  • This is a usable classic that has covered less than 1,000 miles in the last 16 years


Lot Details

Registration: HUD 972Y RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1983 Engine size: 5.0L
Make: Mercedes-Benz Odometer reading (miles): 110500
Model: 500SL MOT expiry: 2020-04-10
Warranted: No Chassis number: 10704622002474

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 96 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Cosmetic corrosion repairs have been carried out around the front headlights and offside rear wheel arch otherwise the metalwork is generally in reasonable condition. There is no major corrosion in the front and rear bulkheads. The rear and offside front inner wheel arches have been structurally welded to remove corrosion.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The driver’s seat has been renovated with a new seat pad and both front seats have been refurbished with new pad covers and black trim.



Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The suspension steering and braking systems have been fully overhauled and renewed by Mercedes trained technicians at AutoTechnic, Loddon, Norfolk.


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


First registered in Surrey on 20th January 1983 and acquired by me on 21st May 2005. I have covered on average 950 miles per year for the last 15 years.

About the Condition Report

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