Registered Date: 1987
Previous Owners: 11
Hilton and Moss are delighted to bring this beautiful and well cared for R107 series Mercedes to the market. With the earlier Mercedes W113 Pagodas rapidly rising in price and top examples exceeding £200,000 the R107 SL’s have become extremely popular, and offer tremendous value for money in comparison.
Being a newer design and a smoother drive for a fraction of the cost of a Pagoda, the R107 is now a becoming a very desirable classic car to Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. However finding a good, rust free example is a challenge, with well sorted cars often being priced at £50K plus and finding their way into private collections meaning it is very slim pickings when looking for a fine R107 at a sensible price point.
Hilton and Moss are delighted to bring this beautiful R107 500SL to the market. Being a 500SL this classic Mercedes is fitted with the largest V8 engine supplied to the UK market, and is arguably the ‘best of the breed’ produced right from 1980 until 1989. The five litre V8 engine produced a healthy 242bhp and is silky smooth making the 500SL a perfect sports/GT car. This particular car is arguably the most desirable variant being a late 1987 model. In 1986 the R107 range received a ‘facelift’ resulting in a variety of aesthetic enhancements, most noticeably the additional front chin spoiler. The cars also received further rust protection with galvanisation in specific areas.
Finished in dark metallic grey with a full grey leather interior this car is fitted with the sought after additional rear seats being a desirable factory extra. Having covered 130,000 miles from new the car does wear minor age related patina but still presents fabulously. Furthermore due to a plentiful service history and regular maintenance throughout its life this classic SL drives superbly. Within the last 12,000 miles this SL has received a top end overhaul including new valve guide oil seals resulting in an engine that pulls very strongly and starts on the key with no signs of smoke. The car has also benefited from a recent steering box was also overhaul.
Within the cars history file is a huge number of previous maintenance receipts along with a variety of past MOT certificates. Two full size keys are present together with the original service and handbooks.
This a great opportunity to own a beautiful R107 500SL in a very desirable colour-way at a fabulous price. Contact our sales team today for further help.