Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this late-model Mercedes 500 SL, which is surely amongst the most usable of desirable classic sports cars. The 500SL was supplied new in the UK in 1989 and was commissioned in the classic combination of Signal Red exterior complemented by beige leather and the desirable rear seat option box ticked.
FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE: - HEATED FRONT SEATS, REAR SEATS, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, MERCEDES BENZ “TEMPOMAT” CRUISE CONTROL, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE RIGHT MIRROR, LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, HEADLAMPS WIPERS, FIRE EXTINGUISHER, AUTOMATIC RADIO AERIAL AND PAINTED FACTORY HARD TOP. BLUETOOTH RADIO FITTED.
When Mercedes launched the R107 series SL in 1971, as a replacement for the previous SL of the 60’s, it was to become their second longest running production model of all time, remaining at the forefront of the marque’s line-up until its eventual replacement in 1989. Based on the chassis of the W114 saloon, but with the engines from the larger and more powerful S Class cars, the SL was a near perfect blend of speed, refinement, safety and style, over-engineered in the world-famous Mercedes-Benz style. A stylish two-seater drophead convertible that offered occasional seating for two more passengers in the back, the car was an immediate success world-wide, thanks in part to the standard equipment of a fully lined factory hard-top that made the vehicle usable daily in all climates. It was a “featured car” in the popular US TV series “Dallas”, which won four Emmy Awards in a 13-year run!
The 5 litre engines were updated along with minor cosmetic changes to the range throughout its production life, with the final changes being brought about in 1985. Bosch KE Jetronic was fitted. The KE Jetronic system varied from the earlier, all mechanical system, by the introduction of a more modern engine management "computer" which controlled idle speed, fuel rate, and air/fuel mixture. The final incarnation producing 237 hp power and 402 Nm of torque at 3,200 rpm.
This excellent 500 SL was supplied new in January 1989 by Mercedes-Benz UK. Accompanying this special example, are its original tool kit and book pack, alongside a wealth of Mercedes-Benz service history. The 500 SL has recently benefitted from recommissioning by Mercedes-Benz marque specialists to ensure its further longevity and driving reliability.
Available to view now at our London showrooms.