ONLY 46,000 MILES
3 OWNERS / LAST 18 YEARS / VERY ORIGINAL
Here we have an truly stunning, ready to show Mercedes 500 SL, with only 46,000 miles from new.
This February 1982 example has had only 3 owners, the last owner 18 years. It benefits from a fully documented service history including all old Mots. It comes with original hardtop, indoor cover, 3 keys. Don’t confuse this car with the ‘restored in the past’ cars out there, where you are never sure if the work is going to stand the test of time. This is a very rare opportunity, to purchase an unrestored, extremely solid, original car.
The 1980’s SLs are more sought, due to improved rust protection, improved engines and gearboxes, for a more refined drive.
PAS, ABS, Electric windows, Heated seats, Rear seats, Manual roof, Hardtop.
Bodywork / Interior / Wheels etc
Finished in the classic Mercedes Signal Red. The paintwork has an amazing, deep all over shine. The Red paintwork has not faded, this example is ready to show. Look closer, no rust, no noticable dings or dents. This car is not subject to a restoration or respray, the paintwork and bodywork on this car are very original, its clearly been garaged all of its life.
Inside this SL features tan leather with cream carpets. All as you can see is in lovely original condition throughout. The wood trim has not cracked and the lacquer is free from peeling etc. No cracks in the dash. A later stereo has been fitted, but the original factory supplied unit comes boxed with the car.
The alloys are all in great, very presentable condition as you can hopefully see. All fitted with matching tyres, all with plenty of life left.
The soft top on this car has very recently been replaced, so still looks as new.
Engine / Gearbox
Featuring the top of the range 5.0 V8 engine, producing 240 BHP, producing a 0 – 60 in around 7 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph. The engine on this car runs very well, starts instantly hot or cold and is very responsive.
This car features the 4 speed automatic gearbox, which performs correctly, hot or cold.
This SL 500 comes with a fully documented service history. If paperwork is your thing, this history with this car will not disappoint. It benefits from all the original manuals in their original leather bound cover. A fully stamped, original service book, a folder containing ALL old MOT’s,s service receipts etc.
Whats not to like, an 80’s SL500 with only 46,000 miles, perfect colour, perfect history.
This Mercedes is priced very well and should prove and excellent investment going forward.
This example drives and performs as it should, it relly is ready to enjoy now !
Video 1 – Outside