20,657 ORIG MILES, EURO EDITION, 5.0L V8 EFI, AUTO, LOADED, BOTH TOPS, VG COND!
Here's a luxury European hot rod that doesn't become available very often. This 1984 Mercedes-Benz SL500 has everything you come to love from the R107 convertible, and it gets even better in this Euro-spec model.
Yes, you read this right, it is the desirable 500SL! This model designation of the R107 Mercedes-Benzes were never officially sold over here, so they are a rare sight on our side of the Atlantic. It has the European bumpers that hug the front and rear of the car much better than the U.S.-spec models. These also ditch the black rubber for a more attractive chrome look. In fact, the bumpers join the bodyside brightwork for an attractive wraparound effect. You know this was the hottest SL around because it even came with a little rear spoiler. Of course as much as we talk about this being a performance car, there is also its unsurpassed luxury. The R107 was the go-to driver for celebrities, dignitaries, and the wealthy because the sleek lines hid a full size interior, and usable trunk, that was perfect for any road trip.
Whether people see you on sunny days with the optional blue leather interior, or even when the blue fabric top is up, the color adds a real sophisticated attitude to the white exterior. Beyond just the perfect hues, this Mercedes is desirable because there's plenty of evidence it has lived a pampered life. The seats, carpets, dashboard, wood grain and center console basically show no signs of sun damage – a near impossible find in a classic droptop. The 500SL was one of the highest status symbols in Europe, and so the features list is quite long. This includes modern conveniences such as air conditioning (with front and rear defrost), power seats, power windows, power locks, power steering, cruise control, and the correct AM/FM/cassette stereo. It comes with both the removable hardtop and folding soft top. You might have noticed the rear seats with seatbelts. This is not an aftermarket kit, but the more comfortable units that were factory options in Europe – just another advantage of this cool import.
Under the hood is a numbers-matching 5.0-liter fuel-injected SOHC V8, and those who understand Mercedes SLs, know how important this is. The 500SL was the quickest version of the R107 Mercedes offered around the world, and the USA never officially received them. Mercedes eventually gave us a larger 560SL in later years, but with less regulation on the home market, the engineers at the German plants were free to make the lighter 500SL also more powerful than the 560SLs. The result is this is not only a better sports car, but also you get extra nods of approval from true Mercedes aficionados. Beyond the hotter engine is a chassis with the perfect balance of elastic comfort in a tight-handling package. This is a true grand touring car that has the comfort for a weekend getaway, and the driving dynamics to make sure you cherish the long way home. The best part is this example has preserved its interesting heritage while averaging less than 670 miles per year since new.
You're looking at a Mercedes that's unique, fast, and the pinnacle of classic luxury. This European star won't last long at this value price. Call today!!
VIN - WDB1070461A012140
Build Receipts , Defrost, Numbers Matching, AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, Manual Convertible Top, Removable Hard Top, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts
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- 5.0 Liter V8
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- 20,657 (Actual)
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- Center Console
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