Not the usual: ’81 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
These R107 Mercedes Benz SLs are among the nicest and best built Mercedes SLs ever. Drive one and you will feel like you are driving a very sporty feeling anvil. Typical of Mercedes long-lived models, there is a constant progression in engine size and other refinements. And since this is the 2nd longest running production model for Mercedes (The G-Wagen the longest), there are many differences from year to year. The range began with a 350SL, moved up to a 450SL but uncharacteristically retreated to a 380SL before ending with the 560SL. The 450SLs are quite popular with climate control systems being there weakest link. The 380SL is kind of a bore. But fans like the rare 500SL the best. Fortunately any 500SL here in the states came from somewhere else because they were not officially imported into the US. The 500SL packed the same engine as those 450SLC 5.0 Rally Cars had. That means the highest horsepower rating of any R107 at 240 bhp. Today’s offering from one of our favorite sellers comes in a beautiful Lapis blue metallic with matching hardtop over gray MB Tex. It has a new dark blue convertible top and factory 14″ Bundt alloys. This was one of the earliest 500SLs made, imported as a new car to California and has resided here in the Golden State ever since. It is a real find with only 99,829 Kilometers since new. Offered at $11,900. Contact the seller by clicking here.