MERCEDES-BENZ 500 SL (R107) 1989;;1 FAMILY OWNED, STORED FOR LAST 12YEARS+, THE CAR IS JUST BEING RECOMMISSIONED and will have its 1st MOT in 12Years.;MILEAGE: 45,250 MILES ONLY;SOLID BLACK PAINT WITH BIEGE LEATHER UPHOLSTERY;;FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE :- HARD TOP IN BODY COLOUR WITH HEATED REAR SCREEN, REAR SEATS, HEATED SEATS, TEMPOMAT CRUISE CONTROL, 4 SPEED AUTOMATIC GEARBOX, GRADUATED TINTED WINDSCREEN, FULL LEATHER INTERIOR, ALLOY WHEELS, CENTRAL LOCKING, AND ELECTRIC WINDOWS.;;When Mercedes launched the R107 series SL in 1971, as a replacement for the previous SL of the 60’s, it was to become their second longest running production model of all time, remaining at the forefront of the Marque’s line-up until its eventual replacement in 1989.;;Based on the chassis of the W114 saloon, but with the engines from the larger and more powerful S Class cars, the SL was a near perfect blend of speed, refinement, safety and style, over-engineered in the world famous Mercedes-Benz style. A stylish 2 seater drop head convertible that offered occasional seating for two more passengers in the back, the car was an immediate success world-wide, thanks in part to the standard equipment of a fully lined factory hard-top that made the SL usable daily in all climates. The 500 SL used a 4,973 cc engine that produced 240 HP and 402 Nm (296 lb/ft) of torque at just 3200 rpm! The 500 SL was published;;by Mercedes-Benz as having 0-60 mph times of 7.4 seconds for a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).;;This beautiful 500SL is presented in absolutely remarkable condition and has the desirable rear seat factory option.;;A VERY RARE CAR INDEED ! AND THE DADDY 500SL.;
Arguably the best model, with the practicality of the convertible and the shape of the coupe. The car has the highly valued manual gearbox, air-con and Varioram.;;The car has led a very pampered life with a large A4 folder of receipts, 2 sets of keys, manuals and a fully stamped service book.There is also a detailed breakdown of the service history (see photograph).;;Full Grey Leather Interior, Full Panoramic Glass Roof, Sports Front Seats, CD Player, Radio, Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Electric Seats, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Rear Spoiler, Rear Oval Chrome Exhaust Tips, Porsche Alarm, ;Serviced - Hagley Porsche - 10173 Miles,;Serviced - AFN Porsche Official Centre - 19946 Miles, Brake Fluid Change - AFN Porsche Official Centre - 19946 Miles, ;Serviced - AFN Porsche Official Centre - 25656 Miles, Serviced - Cridfords Porsche Specialists - 34036 Miles, ;Serviced - AFN Porsche Official Centre - 34833 Miles, ;Serviced - LA Rose Porsche Specialists - 38022 Miles, Brake Fluid Change - La Rose Porsche Specialists - 38022 Miles, ;Serviced - LA Rose Porsche Specialists - 42599 Miles, ;Serviced - LA Rose Porsche Specialists - 44586 Miles, ;Serviced - LA Rose Porsche Specialists - 47266 Miles, ;Serviced - LA Rose Porsche Specialists - 49684 Miles, ;Serviced - Paul Devyea Porsche Specialists - 50632 Miles, Brake Fluid Change - Paul Devya Porsche Specialists - 50632 Miles, ;Serviced - LA Rose Porsche Specialists - 60464 Miles, Serviced - LA Rose Porsche Specialists - 67344 Miles, ;Serviced - Mr911 Porsche Specialists - 68855 Miles, ;Serviced - Marque 21 Porsche Specialists - 73350 Miles;Serviced - Marque 21 Porsche Specialists - 76627 Miles ;Serviced - Kennydunn Porsche Specialists - 78350 Miles
The most desirable R129. Perforated Seats and Burred Aluminium Dash, 18" Alloys. An unmolested example. THE CAR ALSO HAS A VERY GOOD SERVICE HISTORY TO WARRANT THE LOW MILEAGE. Note: The private plate has now been removed.
We have never seen a W123 with such a high specification Low mileage example with Air Conditioning Full Leather, Sunroof, Electric Windows, Central Locking, Alloy wheels, Cruise Control. Its was first owned by a Harley street dentist and the last owner who owned and stored it indoors for the last 25 Years. The car has no rust and is very original. We have carried out a full fluid change and fitted a Mercedes OE exhaust minor scratches to the front valances. ;;The mileage is confirmed by ALL the previous MOTS, the car is Immaculate with no rust on wheel arches, wings sills. The car just needs to be enjoyed and stored. The car has not been restored because the car is so true.
My personal Toy, Private Plate Not included;Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957, as most of the chassis and drivetrain were to be unified with the sedan, the scope was focused on the exterior styling. Some of the mockups and prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front styling almost identical to what would be realised in the Pagoda roadster, but ultimately favoured the work of engineer Paul Bracq. The rear bodywork however, persisted, and thus, though officially still called a fintail the rear end design had no chrome fin highlights.;;Production began in late 1960, and in February of the next year the coupe was premiered in Stuttgart for the 75th anniversary of the opening of Mercedes-Benz Museum. The convertible followed at the Frankfurt Auto Show a few months later; the car was almost identical to the coupe, with the soft-top roof folded into a recess behind the rear seat and covered by a tightly fitting bag. Unlike the previous generation of two-door ponton series, there was only one model for the 2-door vehicle, the 220SE on both versions, with the identical M127 2195 cc engine. Prices in 1962 were 32,500 for the coupe and 36,000 NLG for the cabriolet. Options included a sliding sunroof for the coupe, automatic transmission, power steering, and individual rear seats.;;;220SE Mercedes-Benz;In March 1962, Mercedes-Benz released the almost identical two-door 300SE. However, due to marketing reasons, this car, like its sedan stablemate, was kept apart from the 220SE, and had its own chassis number W112, which envisioned it as a successor to the W187 300S two-door series, rather than the Ponton range. The car was featured with a chrome strip, air suspension and Daimler's top-range 2996 cm3 M189 engine. For prices of 45,000 and 48,500 for the hard and soft roofs respectively, this vehicle remained split from the rest of the W111 family.;;In summer of 1965 Mercedes-Benz launched its new replacements for both W111 and W112 sedans, the W108 and W109 respectively. In an ironic twist of fate, this car's design was based on the "fintail" W111 coupe, but widened and squared off, as the fintail fashion was quickly eroding by the mid 1960s. Design work on a future new chassis that would fully replace the Ponton-derivatives which both W111/W112 and W108/W109 were, was well under way (the concept car of the first S-Class was shown in 1967). Given these two facts, Daimler did not develop a W108/W109 two-door vehicle at all and continued production of the W111/W112. However both models were modernised; the 220SE was superseded in early autumn by the 250SE which featured the new 2496 cm3 M129 engine, producing 150 horsepower (110 kW) at 5500 rpm, which gave it a significant improvement in top speed, 193 km/h (120 mph) (188 km/h (117 mph) on auto), and 0–100 km/h acceleration 12 seconds (14 on auto). Visibly the changes only affected the new 14-inch rims with new hub cabs and beauty rings; this was to accommodate the larger disk brakes and the new rear axle from the W108 family.;;In November 1967, the 250SE was superseded by the new 280SE. The new M130 engine had 2778 cubic centimetres volume, and output 160 hp (120 kW) at 5500 rpm. Top speed was hardly affected, the acceleration though improved to 10.5 seconds (13 on auto). Inside the car received a wood veneer option on the dashboard and other minor changes including door lock buttons and different heater levers. The hubcaps were changed yet again to a new one piece design and the design of the exterior mirror changed. The 300SE, based on early 1950s M189, was also retired. The modern 280SE could outperform the 300SE despite the smaller engine.;;;Mercedes-Benz upgraded the W111, some feature a V8 engine;The coupe and cabriolet was back to a single model until its replacement, the new-generation chassis in 1968.;;A final model was added in August 1969 the 280SE 3.5. The car was fitted with the brand-new M116 3499 cc V8 engine with 200 hp (150 kW) at 5800 rpm, a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph) (205 km/h (127 mph) on auto) and a 0-100 at 9,5 seconds (11,5 on auto). To accommodate the large engine, the car's front grille was widened and front and rear bumpers were modified with the addition of rubber strips. The rear lenses changed to a flatter cleaner design. This change was carried across the standard 280SE. Some view this car as an ideological successor to the W112 300SE, though it lacked the air suspension.;;;280SE Mercedes-Benz;There were plans to place the larger M117 V8 engine on the W111 (the model would have been called 280SE 4.5).;;The last 280SE was produced in January 1971, with the 280SE 3.5 ending in July. The total production over the decade was: 220SEb - 16,902, 250SE - 6,213, 280SE - 5,187, and 280SE 3.5 - 4,502 units. Not including 3,127 W112 300SE models, the grand total of 2-door W111 models was 32,804 of which 7,456 were convertibles.;;The replacement for the 2-doors models was the C107 SLC, focusing on compact sportiness. Moreover for nearly two-decades the convertible would disappear from Mercedes-Benz's lineup altogether (only in 1992 will Daimler launch the A124).;;