1981 Mercedes Benz 500 SL – SOLD
Original European Delivery Vehicle (Non-USA)
VIN ID #WDB10704612000909
Early model 500SL from 2nd year of production where just 899 total units were produced
Title documentation shows 1st registration was New Mexico 1981
Current title shows actual mileage documented at 126,000 when the previous owner purchased the vehicle in 2002. Previous owner states he bought the vehicle from the original purchaser that imported the vehicle in 1981 but we have no documentation to support this.
We do have service records including: Rebuilt transmission, master cylinder, used starter motor, timing chain, tensioner, fuel pump, distributer cap, rotor and more to list a few items addressed over the last 7 years. Records available for review.
Mechanically the vehicle starts immediately, drives nice, shifts smooth, idles steady and has lots of power top to bottom being highly responsive. Starts off the line in 1st gear with excellent torque. Does not seem to have any leaks dripping and does not blow smoke out the rear. Steering has play.
Previous owner states he did not paint the vehicle from its original delivery color of Manganese Brown (DB-480), it was done prior to his ownership.
Currently it shows clear coat fade/burn on the hood, trunk and roof. Other areas of the paint show cracking. There is no rust on this vehicle on the body or the undercarriage. It lived in the southwestern region of the USA and it’s a dry climate.
Interior: Palomino Leather showing rips, tears, cracking, fading etc. European delivered foldable dual rear seat with 2 seatbelts in decent shape.
Original dashboard showing a few cracks.
2 tops come with the vehicle. A new black convertible top was installed by previous owner. Convertible tools, spare tire, 2 keys, tool roll and limited books come with the vehicle.