Weekend Window Shopping: Mercedes 500 SL

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Mercedes 500 SL

Apologies this feature has been missing for the last two weeks, it’s been a busy old time! Anyway, on to the task in hand. Mercedes has made many iconic cars over the years, and in fact it was the German carmaker that invented the car in the first place. A 500 SL offered for sale by Hexagon features in this week’s WWS. Not only odes it look good, but it’s covered just 965 miles.

Mercedes 500 SL

Low Mileage Merc

Produced in 1989, this 500 SL is finished in a stunning black finish, which is contrasted by a cream beige leather interior. As mentioned it’s only covered 965 miles, which works out to an average of 34 miles a year. This in fact is the R107 model, which turned out to be the brand’s second longest running production car to date. This model is actually one of the last R107s to be made, as it was replaced by the R129 model the very same year.

Mercedes 500 SL

The R107 was based on the W114 saloon, but featured the larger, more powerful engines fitted in the S-Class. The engine fitted in this very model is a 5.0 litre V8, producing 242bhp. As well as a big V8 motor, this 500 SL boasts features such cruise control, air conditioning, sun-deflecting glass, heated seats and a removable hard top. It also comes with the original handbook and tool kit.

Mercedes 500 SL

Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, said: “This is an unmissable opportunity for someone to purchase a true collector’s item. It is always difficult to find Mercedes of this era with low mileage – like Porsches they were built to be used daily after all – but to find an R107 500 SL with less than 1,000 miles on the clock is just unbelievable. This example is perfect in every way and looks like it has just driven out of a showroom in 1989.”

Mercedes 500 SL

The price for this German droptop? £94,995, so you’d best get saving! For more details, head to the Hexagon site.

Mercedes 500 SL

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