1987 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series 500 SL
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series 500 SL for sale
Beautiful and well cared for Mercedes 500SL with 62000 miles.
Just put $1100 into a complete tune up. oil change. and filter service. New Battery. Hard top with stand and cover is include plus a complete car cover. Upgraded Mercedes 18" wheels and tires and upgraded exhaust. The Benz comes with the correct original radio.
I have owned this car for ten years and put less than 1000 a year on her. Fantastic car!
Note: The 500 SL was offered in Europe and the VIN is not recognized by eBAY listing software. The correct VIN number is WDB1070461A036459.
Beautiful SL Roadster. Summer is here. Seize the Day! If you're looking for a rare and cool cult classic that's fun. unique and ready to hit the road. this is it!
The quality of this 500 SL is extreme and it is a sought after Benz. High bidder is responsible for pick up or delivery. I will assist in any way I can. I require a $500 non-refundable Paypal deposit within 24 hours and a wire transfer of the balance within 3 business days. I encourage you to call or email with any questions BEFORE BIDDING and thanks for looking! I reserve the right to end this auction early. These cars are only going UP in value!
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (formerly known as the SL Roadster prior to 1994) is a grand touring roadster manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sportlich-Leicht. span > (English: Sport Lightweight). The original idea was suggested by American importer Max Hoffman. who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market. which remains the primary market for the vehicles.
The term SL refers to the marketing variations of the vehicle. including the numerous engine configurations spanning six design generations.
Starting in 1980. the 350. 450 and 450 SLC 5. 0 models (like the 350 and 450 SL) were discontinued in 1980 with the introduction of the 380 and 500 SLC in March 1980. At the same time. the cars received a very mild makeover; the 3-speed automatic was replaced by a four-speed unit.
The 280. 380 and 500 SLC were discontinued in 1981 with the introduction of the W126 series 380 and 500 SEC coupes. A total of 62. 88 SLCs had been manufactured over a ten-year period of which just 1. 36 were the 450 SLC-5. 0 and 1. 33 were the 500 SLC. Both these models are sought by collectors today. With the exception of the SL65 AMG Black Series. the SLC remains the only fixed roof Mercedes-Benz coupe based on a roadster rather than a sedan.
Following the discontinuation of the SLC in September 1981. the 107 series continued initially as the 280. 380 and 500 SL. At this time. the V8 engines were re-tuned for greater efficiency. lost a few hp and consumed less fuel- this largely due to substantially higher (numerically lower) axle ratios that went from 3. 27:1 to 2. 47:1 for the 380 SL and from 2. 72:1 to 2. 27:1 for the 500 SL.
From September 1985 the 280 SL was replaced by a new 300 SL. and the 380 SL by a 420 SL; the 500 SL continued and a 560 SL was introduced for certain extra-European markets. notably the USA and Japan.
Also in 1985. the 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 car of the 18 years running 107 series was a 500 SL painted Signal red. built on August 4. 1989; it currently resides in the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart. Germany.
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