This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL was originally ordered as a German-market example and imported to the United States from Germany within a year after being built. The car is finished in Signal Red (568) over a Palomino Leather (274) interior and powered by a 5.0-liter M117 V8 paired to a four-speed automatic transmission. The current odometer reads 82k miles with approximately 250 added by the selling dealer. Features include a black soft top, paint-matched hardtop, power windows, cabin heat with rear defrost in the hardtop, heated front seats, and a rear kinder seat. Service records since new are included in the sale. The vehicle has received regular maintenance with the most recent services noted including a new steering coupler and o2 sensor. This R107 is now offered with two keys, factory literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Florida title.
The exterior is finished in Signal Red (568) and features European Market bumpers, European-spec headlamps, and dark amber corner lights. Additional exterior features include lower fog lamps, a power antenna, and original brightwork. The body has received a repaint in the original factory color with no blemishes or flaws noted by the seller. Detailed photos of the exterior have been included in the gallery below.
This SL wears the original 15” Gullideckel wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires measuring 205/65 both front and rear. Painted OEM center caps are shown and no major blemishes are notes. Disc brakes are tucked behind all four wheels.
The interior is trimmed in Palomino Leather (274) with matching door panels, and carpets. Burled wood veneer accents the dashboard and center console with detailed photos shown in the gallery. Additional amenities include heated front seats, a rear Palomino leather kinder seat, rear defrost integrated in the hardtop, and power windows. The leather shows well with very little creasing or wear.
The leather-trimmed steering wheel frames an instrument cluster that includes a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and a digital odometer that shows 82k miles.
The 5.0L M117 V8 was factory rated at 245 horsepower and 294 lb-ft of torque when new which is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Service records since new are included in the sale. The vehicle has received regular maintenance with the most recent services noted including a new steering coupler and o2 sensor.
The included Carfax report shows linear mileage reports since 2000. This R107 is now offered by the selling dealer with two keys, factory literature, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Florida title.
The seller has included the following videos.
The R107 500SL continues to be amongst the most popular and collectible versions of the 107 lineup due to unrestricted emissions, market scarcity, European trimmings, and that beautiful Signal Red paint. Prospective buyers should pay attention to this car if a 107 is on their short list. These Euro cars drive every bit as good as those in-the-know can attest. Examples like this don't come along often and cars including records like this are few and far between. Surely this is fit for the next enthusiast to enjoy as much as the previous owners.
The winning bidder will receive an email with the quote and option to proceed with shipping.
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