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MERCEDES 500SL AUTO (1981) £19,995
- Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Becker Europe Cassette radio, Electric windows, Factory Hardtop, Central locking, First aid kit, Passenger vanity mirror, Central locking, Heat insulating green glass, Graduated tinted windscreen, Front fog lamps, Power steering.
The Sun yellow paintwork on this time warp 500SL is in wonderful condition with no fading to any panels. The car was bought from new by a wealthy business man, used sparingly and garaged when not in use so the body work has avoided any rust or rust repairs. All the chrome work is in excellent condition with no pitting to the usual areas. There are a couple of light marks to the door edges and some light surface corrosion to the subframes but the car remains in an honest, clean and barely used condition.
The Mushroom Leather is in good condition showing minimal wear and the door cards clean and rip free. The steering wheel and gearknob retain their deep texture and the original Becker radio is still present and sits like brand new in amongst the wood inserts and dash. The carpet set is spotlessly clean. The original factory hardtop is still present and mark free.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This 500SL, when in use, has had a life full of Mercedes Benz dealer service history. When not in use it has still been driven every year to the MOT station so all mechanical components have been lightly worked keeping them lubricated and free despite the minimal mileage and the time spent in storage over the past 15 years. The car starts on the button and idles well, cruising down the road effortlessly and in comfort. The 4 speed automatic gearbox changes gears correctly and without problem. The car was last serviced at Mercedes Benz at 13,366 miles and has recently had an oil change with us and an MOT however a full Mercedes Benz service would be recommended to keep the dealer history going.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 15 hole 'Mexican hat' type alloy wheels are in good condition and still wear the original recommended Dunlop tyres on the rear, all tyres retain plenty of tread. The brakes work well with the brake fluid recently replaced.
Purchased from new by a wealthy business man this 500SL was supplied on the 19/3/81 by Castles of Churchgate Ltd. Owned ever since in either company or personal names the car received a life of Mercedes Benz main dealer treatment by either the supplying dealer or Mercedes main dealer Falcon of Loughborough Ltd up until 13,366 miles at which time it was used sparingly mainly covering its subsequent miles to the MOT station. Every MOT certificate is present back to 1990 and the service book fully stamped tracking the mileage from new.
The owners pack is still present with a mass of owners and radio manuals for the classic Becker Europe unit.
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Classic & Sports Car essentials
- Engine size (Litres): 5.0
- Cylinder layout: Inline
- Previous owners: 2
- Mileage: 14,700
- Year: 1981
- Doors: 2
- Body type: Convertible
- Transmission type: Automatic
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Colour: Yellow