Email : info@ccbenz.co.uk
Telephone : 07980 241177 or 01625 260913

Cheshire Classic Benz

Supplying the highest quality examples of classic Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1960s to 1990s

500SL Roadster 5.0 Litre V8 1986C

Signal Red, matching hardtop, black soft top, black sport check interior, 4-speed auto, ABS, limited slip differential, cruise control, electric windows, rear seats, fire extinguisher, original Panasonic radio/cassette player, original 15” alloy wheels, central locking, all tools and manuals, FSH, 74,000 miles.

£SOLD   

This lovely vehicle was the top of the range of the SL roadsters available to UK buyers from 1986 to 1989, and would have carried a hefty price premium over the less powerful 300 and 420 alternatives when new.

It was delivered new by Mercedes-Benz of Edgware Road, London, and appears to have been a Mercedes-Benz management car for the first year of its life. It then went to an owner in the Northampton area for the next four years, taking it up to 54,000 miles. In 1991/92 it came to Cheshire, where we understand it was owned by the same family, but with several registered keepers, until 2013. It saw very sparing use during this period, with only around 20,000 miles covered in eleven years. In 2013 it went to a retired gentleman in Swansea who has owned it until now. He is working through his ‘bucket list’ of cars he has always wanted to own, so it has now given way to an AC Cobra.

It has been serviced regularly for the whole of its life. Its first year with Mercedes-Benz UK saw it being serviced twice by the MBUK workshop at Milton Keynes. Next there are eight stamps from Arlington Mercedes of Northampton, followed by a further seven from Mercedes franchised dealers in Cheshire. We have had it serviced in our own workshop, so it is now ready for a further 6,000 miles before any scheduled attention is needed. In addition to the stamped up service book we have all MOT records back to 2006.

It is in gorgeous condition throughout and drives beautifully, with the subtle rumble under acceleration and seamless wave of torque that typifies the Mercedes V8 engines of this era. The bright red colour scheme with black soft top and interior is a favourite for many purchasers and the car will always be admired in any company.

Values of this model have been climbing steadily over recent years as a knock-on effect of the meteoric rise in prices of the earlier Pagoda model, and they show no sign of abating. Superb examples such as this one can therefore be thought of as a blue-chip investment which is also a lovely thing to own and use.

We have carried out a comprehensive mechanical check of the car in our own workshop. Any faults found have been remedied, and any required maintenance has been carried out (see above). A schedule of this work will be supplied with the car, along with our own warranty, details of which can be supplied on request.

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To enquire about this car telephone: 07980 241177 or 01625 260913   or email: info@ccbenz.co.uk

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Stock in Preparation, Coronavirus Precautions and Wheels for SaleUpdated 11 April 2021

Stock in Preparation

Due to various staffing and supply issues outside our control it is currently taking much longer to prepare cars, and as a result there are very few for sale on the website at present. Many cars are being reserved prior to being prepared for sale and selling before they are listed on the website. Models currently awaiting preparation but available for viewing are: R107 300SL roadster, R107 500SL roadster, W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W115 230.4 saloon (LHD), W123 230CE coupe (SOLD), W123 280TE estate (RESERVED), W124 300TE estate, W124 230CE coupe, W124 300CE Coupe (ultra-low mileage), W124 E320 Sportline cabriolet, W124 E220 cabriolet. Any of them can be viewed and reserved pending preparation, and as soon as you have secured your chosen car by payment of a deposit it will be brought to the head of the queue for immediate attention.


Coronavirus Precautions

As from 12 April we are once again open for car viewings by appointment. We are applying full social distancing measures, with contact surfaces on cars being sanitised before and after viewings. Regrettably we cannot offer test drives until further notice.

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We have been clearing out our stock room and have many wheels, trims and hubcaps for disposal. From the 1960s to 2000s, sizes 13 to 18 inch, alloy and steel, AMG, Lorinser, Carat Duchatelet, Sportline, with and without tyres, full sets and one-offs, for models R107, W108, W111, W113, W123, W124, W126, R129, W140, W201, W202, W220 and others. Call or email with your requirements. We probably have what you need.