1981 Mercedes Benz 500SL For Sale

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US $8.500.00
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Van Nuys, California, United States
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Left-hand drive
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Mercedes Benz 500SL
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5.0L V8
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Convertible, Leather Seats
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Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
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Description 1981 Mercedes Benz 500SL

VIN # WDB10704612000909  //  1981 Mercedes Benz 500SL European Model 

Sport Leicht Auto Gallery is offering a rare-low produced 1981 500SL Mercedes Benz 107 model for sale.  This vehicle is an early model 500SL with extremely low production of 899 total units for that year.

Mileage:  189,000

The vehicle comes with a clean clear title that shows first registration 1981 in New Mexico.  When the previous owner purchased in 10/2002 the actual mileage box on the title shows 126,164 miles.  According to previous owner, the vehicle was imported to the USA in 1981 by the original owner but that cannot be verified by any documentation. 

Some service documentation records are available including (2) major services pictured where timing chain full service and transmission rebuild were done, a list will itemize these services below**

Based on the color code option, (480H), the vehicle was delivered new in Manganese Brown.  The previous owner said he did not paint it the current color red while he owned therefore it was done prior to 2002.  The clear coat is faded in 3 main areas including hood, trunk lid and roof.  There are other areas of the paint where cracking can be seen.  There is no rust on this vehicle including the undercarriage.  It lived in the southwestern USA where the climate is more arid and dry.  

The interior is palomino leather showing rips, cracks, and fading.  There is a factory installed foldable rear seat with 2 seatbelts that presents well.  The original dashboard does show some cracks.  The previous owner states that he did not receive the vehicle with european bumpers.  It was federalized with USA bumpers prior to his ownership.  It still retains the factory Bosch headlamps with a 3 level lighting adjustment switch. 

The soft top is black in good condition showing no rips or tears and was recently replaced by the previous owner.  There are 14 inch MB bundt style non-chrome rims on the car.  Tires will need replacing.

Mechanically the vehicle is sound.  It starts right up, idles smooth, runs, drives and shifts smoothly through all gears.  This car has very raw big power.  Excellent torque off the line, highly responsive motor and the fun 1st gear start.  It does not leak fluids on the ground and it does not smoke.  Brakes will need to be addressed immediately.

Comes with partial books, some service records, convertible tools, spare tire, tool roll and 2 keys.  Also, there are 2 headrests specific to this car that will come with sale.

The previous owner purchased a spare 500SL motor at the time he bought the vehicle.  According to previous owner the (117) spare motor has 75,000 miles on it.  This can be arranged with the sale or purchased separately.  Please inquire for details/price and pics.

**Here is a list of services completed that we have records on completed by La Scuderia Speedshop LLC:

6/20/10  (Miles 183,711)

-Roll in new timing chain and install new chain tensioner
-Install new air hoses and breather hoses.  R & R aux air valve t-stat, and idle adjustment air valve
-Re-Set distributor timing and adjust idle and CO
-Install new fuel pump and filter
-Install new brake booster line
-Attempt steering box adjustment
-Install new distributor cap and rotor

Total:  $1,767.93  (receipt available)


-R & R remanufactured transmission. $1,625.00
-R & R brake master cylinder, and bleed brakes
-R & R power steering pump and replace seals, o-rings and filter
-Install used starter

Total:  $3,670.86 (receipt available)

For all California residents:  The vehicle came from a state where the emissions laws are extremely tolerant and did not require an annual inspection.  It is an imported non-USA car and therefore we do not encourage you challenge the CA emissions laws with a vehicle that is not set up to pass them.  Business licenses that exempt you from these laws or out of state residences would give you an exception.

More detailed photos available upon request please inquire we want to facilitate reasonable requests.

We will work with your shipper and can recommend domestic and international shipping companies.

Contact phone:  Jay @ 424-276-0570.  I'll be happy to answer your questions.

Pre-Purchase Inspections are welcomed and encouraged!  We want to answer any questions you may have on the vehicle and are totally transparent.  Please, serious buyers.

Email questions to:  SALES@SLAUTOGALLERY.COM or visit SLAUTOGALLERY.COM for more detailed info and pics.
A non-refundable $500.00 deposit is due within 48 hours after the winning bid is made.  Deposit can be made in cash, via PAYPAL or bank wire transfer.  
All final payments are due within 7 days of auction close and can be made payable in person with cash, cashiers check or bank wire.  No exceptions.  Paypal will not be accepted for final payment.  WE WILL NOT RELEASE THE VEHICLE until your funds have cleared our bank. 

All sales are final (as is where is).  No returns accepted.  No warranties expressed or implied on this vehicle.  The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to end this auction at any time.  We have no problem working with you on the purchase once your automotive financing is approved and in order.  Our dealership does not finance or lend in house but there are a few classic car finance companies we can recommend...please get in touch prior to bidding.

About us:  
We are a licensed DMV car dealer in the State Of California doing business as Sport Leicht Auto Gallery.  Specializing in Mercedes "young classic" sales.  Dealership location is Van Nuys, California.  

If you are a new eBay bidder please check in with us to verify your legitimate status.  Bidders who do not respond for verification on their eBay status will be blocked.  Any questions please ask, we will be happy to walk you through each step of the sales process.   


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