Only the price might change your mind about wanting this pristine premium convertible.
Folks in the United Kingdom still lusting after the R107-generation Mercedes-Benz 500SL can now get one from 1989 with just 965 miles on it. At an eye-watering 94,995 pounds, the showroom is asking more for it than a 2017 SL500’s base price in the U.K. of 83,040 pounds.
At 965 miles in roughly 28 years, this premium convertible only saw the road about 34 miles a year. That would have been barely enough for a trip around town every once in a while.
Delivered on November 1, 1989 this car is likely one of the last ones sold before the R129-generation Mercedes SL replacement went on sale. Maybe the buyer preferred this boxy shape that dated back to the ‘70s rather than the sleeker model that was soon arriving in showrooms.
This one comes in a attractive combination of a black exterior and beige interior. The paint, trim, and upholstery all appear to be in like-new condition. This car also comes with cruise control, air conditioning, heated seats, and a matching hard top. Unfortunately, the seller doesn’t offer any photos under the hood, so it would be worth seeing if the mechanicals, including the 5.0-liter V8, are similarly pristine before signing the check.
Mercedes 500SLs aren’t too rare on the used market, but finding another one with such low miles would be quite a challenge, especially in right-hand drive. If having a practically factory-fresh example is important to the buyer, then we could see that person not being able to pass up this car, even at its enormous price.
When non-exotic cars with incredibly low mileage turn up, you always have to wonder about their story. Clearly someone was enamored enough with the vehicle to purchase it, but the person somehow couldn’t find the time to put the automobile on the road. These rare time capsules offer buyers a chance to get a practically new car decades after leaving the showroom.
Source: Hexagon Classics
Gallery: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SL for sale
THE BEST MERCEDES R107 IN THE WORLD? TIMEWARP 956-MILE 1989 500 SL GOES ON SALE AT HEXAGON
Hexagon Classics presents possibly one of the best Mercedes R107s on sale anywhere in the world
Incredible UK-supplied 500 SL has been cherished from new having covered just 965 miles since 1989
Production of the R107 spanned 17 years and it played starring roles in popular TV series such as Dallas
Example at Hexagon is not only in timewarp condition but also one of the last R107s made making it highly collectable
To see Hexagon’s full stock head to: https://hexagonclassics.com/
(London – March 17th 2017)
Leading London classic car retailer Hexagon is delighted to offer for sale an outstanding R107 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL – a 956-mile car that is potentially the best on sale in the world right now.
Having covered an average of just 34 miles every year over its 28-year lifespan, this remarkable 500 SL is in true timewarp condition, completely 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 – and represents a unique opportunity for a collector.
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 at Hexagon Classics 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 ultra-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. This example is perfect in every way and looks like it has just driven out of a showroom in 1989.”
This remarkable Mercedes is priced at £94,995 and is available to view at Hexagon Classics’ showroom in north London.
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