The best Mercedes R107 in the world?
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London classic car retailer Hexagon is offering a unique R107 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL with only 956-miles (1538km) on the clock, making it potentially one of the best examples in the world right now.
Having covered an average of just 34 miles every year over its 28-year lifespan, this 500 SL is in true timewarp condition, cherished from new with flawless black paint and completely unmarked Cream Beige Hide.
A 1989 right-hand-drive UK-supplied car, it is also one of the last R107s produced – the model range was completely replaced by the R129 series in the same year.
First launched in 1971, the R107 became the company’s second longest running production model of all time. Based on the W114 saloon, but with engines from the larger and more powerful S-Class, it blended speed, refinement, safety and style, and was over-engineered in famous Mercedes-Benz style.
A stylish two-seater drop head with occasional seating for two in the rear, the car was an immediate success, thanks in part to its fully lined roof that made it usable daily in all climates. The R107 also made numerous appearances on popular TV shows, including a starring role in Dallas.
Supplied new on 1st November 1989, the 500 SL features a 242bhp 5.0-litre V8 and has a host of options including ‘Tempomat’ cruise control, air conditioning, green-tinted sun-deflecting glass, heated seats and a separate hard top.
Accompanying this rare, low mileage Mercedes is its original tool kit and book pack with two hardtop release handles.
Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, said: “This is an unmissable opportunity for someone to purchase a true collector’s item. It is always difficult to find Mercedes of this era with low mileage – like Porsches they were built to be used daily after all – but to find an R107 500 SL with less than 1,000 miles on the clock is just unbelievable.