Gorgeous 1987 Mercedes 500SL - Low Miles

Price: US $12,433.00 Item location: Johnston, Iowa, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 500-Series
  • SubModel: 500 SL
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: SL500
  • Year: 1987
  • Mileage: 62,500
  • VIN: SCFAA4124VK201552
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1987 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series SL500

Beautiful and well cared for Mercedes 500SL.

Just put $1300 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. The dash does have a dash cap on it.

I have owned this car for 11 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 isWDB1070461A036459.

Summary:

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 BIDDINGand thanks for looking! I reserve the right to end this auction early.These cars are only going UP in value!

Click here to see several photos of this 1987 Mercedes 500 SL

Contact overton@aol.com or call 515-864-1275

SL Class History

TheMercedes-Benz SL-Class(formerly known as theSL Roadsterprior to 1994) is agrand touringroadstermanufactured byMercedessince 1954. The designationSLderives from the GermanSportlich-Leicht,(English: Sport Lightweight). The original idea was suggested byAmericanimporterMax Hoffman, who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-warAmerican market, which remains the primary market for the vehicles.

TheSLdesignation was first applied to the300 SL, often referred to as the "Gullwing" due to itsgullwingor upward-opening doors.

The termSLrefers 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-speedautomaticwas 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 62,888 SLCs had been manufactured over a ten-year period of which just 1,636 were the 450 SLC-5.0 and 1,133 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, theV8 engineswere 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 inStuttgart, Germany.