Available for auction is this European market 1984 Mercedes-Benz R107 500SL finished in Astral Silver over a black leather interior. Produced from 1971-1989 as the sole roadster in Mercedes’ lineup, the R107 also became the first SL to offer a V8 engine. This 1984 example is said to have been imported to the U.S. in the 1980s and had spent time in California before moving to Missouri in 2010. It comes equipped with a body-colored removable hardtop, a Blaupunkt cassette stereo, a power antenna, fog lamps, and anti-lock brakes. Having received a major service in April of 2021 including a new timing chain, water pump, and fuel injectors, this 500SL is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Missouri while showing just over 36k miles on the odometer.
This 500SL comes finished in Astral Silver (735) with dark grey lower body cladding, a retractable black soft top, and a painted removable hardtop. The seller describes the paint to remain very nicely presented overall and with good panel gaps throughout the body. Paint meter readings suggest an area of the driver-side front fender to have been refinished at some point under prior ownership. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report. Additional equipment includes European-market bumpers, U.S.-market headlights, fog lamps, a third brake light, a rear lip spoiler, and 14” Bundt wheels dressed in Michelin tires. A matching full-size spare is also included in the trunk.
The cabin comes trimmed in black leather with matching carpets and burl wood inlays throughout the dashboard and center console. Factory equipment includes a steering wheel-mounted airbag, central locking, power windows, a Blaupunkt Bremen SQR 22 cassette stereo, an automatic antenna, heat-insulated glass, and automatic climate control. The seller notes that the air conditioning system has been converted to R134a and that the clock is currently nonfunctional.
Power comes from a European specification 5.0L M117 V8 engine which sends up to 237 HP and 296 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed automatic transmission. The R107 was factory equipped with power steering, a fully independent suspension, and power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes. In April of 2021, this SL received a major service which included a new timing chain and rails, a new water pump, coolant hoses, a thermostat, new fuel injectors, engine mounts, brake pads, fluids, filters, spark plugs, ignition wires, a hood insulation pad, various gaskets, and a new battery and tray.
This sale will include a painted hardtop, the original toolkit, first aid kit, spare tire, recent service invoices, and a clean title. With its classic styling and major recent service, this rare European market R107 offers an excellent value for any enthusiast in search of a vintage Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster.
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