1981 Mercedes Benz 500 SL R107
The R107 Mercedes Benz SL was produced from 1971 to 1989. It was replaced by the R129. It was the second longest single ever produced by Mercedes, after the G–Class.
The SL was a two-seater convertible with a standard soft top and an optional hardtop available as well. You could also spec your car with folding seat for the rear bench.
The 500 SL was fitted with a 177kW, V8 engine. It produced 402 Nm of torque and top speed was 225km/h. In 1985 the mechanical fuel injection was replaced by the Bosch KE Jetronic system with a more modern engine management computer. It controlled idle speed, feul rate and air/fuel mixture. The final 500 SL was produced in August 1989, finished in Signal Red. The car currently resides in the Mercedes Benz museum in Stuttgart.
This specific car is a 1981 500 SL with 233,159 kms on from new. The car is mechanically and cosmetically sound. It is licensed and on the road. The car really needs to be restored to its former glory but it can be driven and enjoyed as is. It is a solid base to get into a R107 at a very affordable price.
Please take note that all cars can be viewed by appointment only.