The Mercedes SL R107 has appeared in numerous movies, driven by very famous actors like Bobby Ewing, Richard Gere, Jonathan Hart or even Eddy Murphy, becoming a success symbol around the world. The long production period from 1971 to 1989 means by itself the success of the design from Paul Bracq, the modernity of the equipment and the truth of the model leitmotifs: robustness and driving comfort. Several improvements have been done on the model during these 18 years, the last one happened in 1986 with new engines and minor design changes. The 500 SL was the most powerful of the range in Europe with the 4 973 cc V8 developing 245 horsepower. Even if it was made for cruising, it accepted frank acceleration and could reach 225 km/h for hurried travelers.
This Mercedes 500 SL was delivered new in Bremen, Germany, in September 1987, meaning that this is the last version of SL type R107, the most accomplished. It holds serial number WDB107046 1A 069449 and engine number 117964 12 002896. Outside color is white with a rare four passenger’s interior color royal blue and interesting options like limited-slip-differential for the safety and cruise control, electric mirrors, air conditioning and heated seats for the comfort. In addition, it stands with the original hard top, which was the Mercedes specificity. Within its happy life a Japan collector acquired, finally moved back to Europe in 2016. Always very well maintained as show the numerous bills, its untouched interior gets cool patina and today it clocks only 53 760 km! Before delivery it will receive a full revision and will be delivered with its user book, appraisal and invoices.
The Mercedes 500 SL R107 is an iconic cinema star and is still renowned for the robustness and the comfort feeling it gives, as if time could not have any effect on it.