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Lot 241: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars, Coys (30 April 2006)

The SL's of this era (the 107 chassis) really established themselves as an icon of quality and success on the Continent as well as the Americas. Unlike the previous SL range, these cars were rugged and durable and could accumulate high mileage and still remain reliable with just the most basic of care The first of the generation was the 350SL, a car that is now beginning to occupy a strong place in the hearts of Mercedes-Benz collectors, it was the original pure design with no emissions equipment to speak of, small plated bumpers and manual windows. Being lighter and unrestricted from an emissions standpoint meant the cars were lively performers as well as quiet and comfortable touring cars.First registered in May 1981, this original UK car is finished in metallic thistle green with a dark green hard top with beige cloth interior and a black hood in 'as new' condition. The 4,998cc V8 has only covered 52,066 miles from new (with supporting documentation) and feeds through Mercedes' smooth automatic gearbox. The car has been with the present owner for the last 10 years with sporadic use but has been regularly maintained and serviced. Overall, the car is described as in excellent condition with original floorpan and body panels. It is said to be in excellent mechanical condition all round with recent work has including a service, new battery, tyres, including a spare and a new exhaust. Supplied with the car is a complete tool kit, the original spare alloy wheel, a V5 document, all old MoT's from new, service and manual books and a new MoT valid until March 2007. This 3 owner from new car is in fantastic condition and fine example of this most iconic of roadsters.

Lot Details
Auction Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
TypeCar
Lot Number241
Estimate£5000-£8000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1981
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Registration numberSFH 132W
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Chassis number10704622000605
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