Mercedes 500 SL 1982

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Lot No: 61
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1982 Mercedes 500 SL 109,117 (Warranted) £14900 + buyers premium


On the Surface: This 1982 500 SL is proof that some cars truly stand the test of time. Finished in the elegant Thistle Green Metallic over a half leather Olive Green interior it captures the luxury from the early 1980s. The car has been lovingly preserved and maintained over time which is seen init’s condtion Today.

Great Maintenance: A highlight of this classic Mercedes-Benz is its maintenance history. The Mercedes-Benz service book is adorned with 26 stamps, spanning from its birth year in 1982 to 2004. This comprehensive record showcases a dedication to keeping the vehicle in top-notch condition.

Comes with Everything: As a testament to the meticulous care it has received, this 500 SL comes with an abundance of documentation. Included are a wealth of invoices, some directly from Mercedes-Benz in Poole. These documents reveal extensive work, including a transmission overhaul, new engine mounts, replacement of engine ignition components, and the installation of a new Mercedes-Benz fuel pump and fuel pipes.

Classic Appeal: The allure of this Mercedes-Benz extends beyond its mechanicals. The As mentioned prior, the Thistle Green Metallic exterior pairs perfectly with the Olive Green half leather interior, a color combination that epitomises the design trends of its era.

Mixing Old and New: While maintaining its originality, this 500 SL has seen some thoughtful upgrades. In 2021, it received a new soft top from K.Baggs, upkeeiping it’s convertible aspect. Additionally, a new heater blower was added for enhanced comfort. In 2022, an interior refresh was undertaken, again by K.Baggs, uplifting it to the stellar condition that it is now.

Seller’s Insight: The vendor’s motivation to sell is best captured in his own words: “Why sell? – Box ticked! – Move on!” It speaks to the stature of owning and enjoying a classic Mercedes-Benz, so much so that it is seen as an achievement. After lots of money spent on upkeep and maintenance it is now ready to pass on to a new caretaker who can appreciate it just as much.

Auction Info: Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire a very well maintained 500 SL that has not only weathered the years but has also been thoughtfully upkept.

Hardtop, hardtop stand, spare key & dust cover all included in the sale. Buyer will have to arrange collection from The Vendor.

Lot No. 61
Auction 27th October 2023 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make Mercedes
Vehicle Model 500 SL
Year of Manufacture 1982
Mileage 109,117 (Warranted)
Registration XLJ150X
Date first Registered 12/02/1982
MOT 13/07/2024
Chassis Number 10704622001173
Engine Number 11796222000217
Estimated Sale Price £13,000 - £16,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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