UPDATE: AS OF JULY 14, 2011 THIS CAR IS STILL AVAILABLE – the owner wants to sell it and is open to reasonable offers in the high teens. Please contact me if you’re interested or want more information.
This car was originally listed on eBay a couple of weeks ago… the car was bid to $19,200, but did not meet its reserve, so it’s been listed again. The high bidder didn’t have the funds to even purchase the car at his high bid price of $19,200… so, it was re-listed on eBay yesterday.
They don’t get much nicer that this! This car is owned by a local Minneapolis Mercedes-Benz Club member. He is the third owner of this rare 500SL Euro model. It was imported to the U.S. in the late 1980s and retained its small bumpers and original European headlamps, both of these items give the Euro cars a much cleaner, more sleek look than the cars that were officially imported to the U.S. with huge bumpers and four sealed beam round head lamps. CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE NEW eBay AUCTION AND 120 PHOTOS OF THIS CAR!
The 500SL is the highest horsepower R107 chassis SL ever built by Mercedes-Benz, it’s also the fastest, and it’s lighter than similar U.S. models. While the U.S market got the 560SL, they were strangled with lots of horsepower killing emissions equipment and additional weight of large DOT bumpers. There is little doubt that the 500SL is the most sought after and collectible of all the R107 chassis SLs built between 1972 and 1989.
This particular car is completely original and in excellent condition with just 41,000 original miles. The soft top is original as is the saddle leather interior.