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Timewarp Mercedes SL for sale

Published 23 March 2017

A 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SL with just 956 miles on is for sale. The car, an R107 series, is on the forecourt at London classic car dealer Hexagon.

Having covered an average of just 34 miles a year over its 28-year lifespan, this 500SL is said to be in ‘timewarp’ condition, completely cherished from new with flawless black paint and unmarked cream beige hide.

A 1989 right-hand-drive UK-supplied car, it is also one of the last R107s produced – the model range was completely replaced by the R129 series in the same.

First launched in 1971, the R107 became the German carmaker's second longest running production model of all time. Based on the W114 saloon, but with engines from the larger and more powerful S-class, the R107 combined speed, refinement, safety, and style, and was famously over-engineered. Today, it is one of the most desirable classics on the market.

Mercedes Benz 500SL (2)

The car features a 242bhp 5.0-litre V8 and has a host of options including ‘Tempomat’ cruise control, air conditioning, green-tinted sun-deflecting glass, heated seats and a separate hard top. Accompanying this ultra-rare, low mileage Mercedes is its original tool kit and book pack with two hardtop release handles.

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 500SL with fewer than 1000 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,’ added Michaels.

You’ll need deep pockets if you want to take it home, though – this Mercedes costs £94,995.


Patrick hewison    on 24 March 2017

Beautiful wot more can you say
Also can someone loan me £94000 thanks

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