I have for sale my 1981 500sl. It is in very good condition. The car has 64,xxx original miles.
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VIN: WDB1070461200044 / Engine # 117960 12 002780
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Clean Connecticut title in hand. I also have a copy of the previsous title and registration certificate.
I have many pictures that I can send to you upon request.
The color is astral silver metallic and the interior is leather blue.
Top is dark blue and hard top is astral silver metallic and perfectly matches the car.
I’m the second owner of this car who has been imported in 1981 by Mercedes Benz Austin, TX (part of Continental Automotive Group) from Austria as stamped on the original Mercedes Benz maintenance booklet and as stated in the Carfax report. At that time the car had 650 miles.
The service booklet accompanying the car has 15 stamps from Mercedes-Benz dealers. It lists all the maintenance jobs done by Mercedes dealers from 650 miles to 31740 miles in 1999 as requested by Mercedes. I do not have the service history between 31740 miles and 60000 miles.
The car has been shipped to CT in 2003 as part as an estate and stayed in the original owner family (even though it may be assimilated as a second ownership). At that time, according to the registration certificate the car had 54,000 miles.
The car comes with all the mercedes services booklets, the operations instructions for the Becker leectronic autoradio and the specific automatic climate control manual. It also has the original Mercedes factory tools, the Merdcedes hardtop/softop handles.
I still have the original reserve key in its original packaging, never opened.
The following maintenance jobs have been done recently (2009): new master cylinder, new brake pads, brand new OEM aluminium climate control servo, new rehostat, new engine temperature sender, new fan switch, distributor cap, plug wires, new air filter. New tires.The power steering filter and oil have also been changed less than 200 miles ago.
As it is a Euro model it has the following specifics: Rear Seats which transform this SL in a 4 passengers car, and the V8 5 liters 245hp. The 500 SL is the more powerful SL Mercedes ever made. The 500 SL was published by Mercedes-Benz as having 0-60 times of 7.4 seconds for a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).
I should also mention 500SL's alloy 5.0 liter engine suffered none of the timing chain calamities so prevalent on the 380SLs
: ABS, Air Conditioning converted to 134A (works perfectly), Limited Slip Differential, Switchable Automatic Gearbox, Cruise Control, Leather Seating, Rear Seats, Electric Windows, Green Heat Insulating Glass, heated rear window pane, automatic antenna.
A/C and heat work perfectly as well as cruise control and power windows
:The doors and all body panels align properly and the paint is smooth and glossy with no evidence of prior collision damage.
The paint is original and in perfect condition. It has some minor pecks and nicks from the years. A very small dent on the right front fender is visible.
There are unfortunately some scratches on the soft top cover (see pictures) from taking on and off the hardtop.
Outside is in perfect condition. The rear window is cristal clear and doesn’t have any crack.There is a small tear that is hardly noticable (see dedicated picture).
Inside: I think the soft top has rarely being used. However it may have been folded wet and has some moistures marks on the headliners.
: like new, pristine condition.
Wheels Tyres Brakes:
Wheels are in superb condition and tires have been changed in 2009.
Engine and Transmission
The engine has 64,000 miles. It works perfectly and is very powerfull. No oil leaks from the Motor.
Interior and seats
The Interior is in amazing condition. No tears or scratches. The leather doesn’t show its age at all.
The dash cover has 2 very small craks (see pictures) but it is in very good shape compared to all the other ones I've seen. The carpet doesn’t show it's age. No fading anywhere.
All items works perfectly but the speedo shows a little bit less speed before you reach 50 mls. The odometer woks perfectly.
Boot and Underside
Overall, the body is in good condition with absolutely NO rust I can find anywhere.
The exhaust is sometimes ratteling at very low RPM. It migh to be changed at some point.