1982 MERCEDES-BENZ (R107) 500 SL


  • A wonderfully original example of the elegant and luxurious R107 roadster with low mileage.
  • Under the bonnet is the 241bhp 5.0-litre V8, driven through a four-speed automatic transmission.
  • This particular 500 SL has only two previous owners, and a wealth of paperwork and service history is present. It is now offered by the trade.


  • The low mileage reading of 46,752 miles is supported by a comprehensive history, including various service stamps and invoices through the 1980s and 1990s.
  • The standard 14-inch ‘Bundt’ wheels are included with the sale of the vehicle, though the car currently sits on a set of later Mercedes-Benz ’15-hole’ wheels, which enabled more contemporary tyre fitments.
  • In the cabin, the original stereo has been swapped for a more modern JVC CD player head unit.
  • Its original colour-coded factory hard top is also included.
  • Included with the vehicle is a raft of documentation, including the original pre-delivery check sheet, original book pack including stamped service record with numerous main dealer stamps, the original tool kit, first aid kit, three keys, full MOT history from before the system was digitised, and the original Pioneer stereo unit.


  • There is no body damage to the vehicle, with smart, even panel lines throughout.
  • The Signal Red paintwork is believed to be original and is in good order, with only minor wear and a small patch of bubbling noted on the boot lid.
  • The folding soft top is in great shape with no sign of any discolouration or rips to the material. There are some marks around the base of the hard top, and the mounting points on the car.
  • Inside, its beige leather upholstery is original, and has only minor creasing and with light ‘patina’ visible on the surfaces. A minor abrasion is noted on the rear nearside rear trim, just behind the front passenger seat.
  • There are no known faults with the car, and no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel.
  • The most recent MOT test took place on 8 September 2020 at 46,674 miles and resulted in a first-time pass with no advisories.


  • The latest service was carried out by Cookham Classics at 46,742 miles including an engine oil and filter change along with new brake fluid.
  • Prior to this, the car was serviced in 2019 at 46,530 miles including the fitment of a new water pump and thermostat, and in 2017 at 46,367 miles.
  • Servicing over the last 10 years is summarised below, and prior to this all records are in the history folder, with numerous main dealer stamps.

Recent dates and mileage:

  • 2021 Annual Service 46,742 miles plus brake fluid
  • 2019 Annual Service 46,530 miles plus water pump and thermostat
  • 2017 Annual Service 46,367 miles
  • 2016 Annual Service 46,224 miles
  • 2015 Annual Service 45,614 miles
  • 2014 Annual Service 44,731 miles
  • 2013 Annual Service 44,564 miles, plus exhaust
  • 2012 Annual Service 44,202 miles, plus cam cover gaskets
  • 2011 Annual Service 42,975 miles


With low mileage and only two previous owners, this 1982 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL is sure to appeal to discerning marque collectors, and is presented in good order throughout with a superb history file. An ideal cruiser for summer evenings or weekends, this stylish V8 roadster will no doubt prove a thoroughly enjoyable modern classic for its next owner.

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Car Overview

  • 46,750 miles
  • automatic
  • RHD
  • Red
  • Tan
  • 5.0L
  • VIN10704022001433

Lot Overview

  • Lot #04533
  • trade Sale
  • Berkshire, United Kingdom



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