For Sale: Mercedes-Benz R107 500 SL 1981

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Registration: LGM 985W (1981)
Mileage: 91,500
Engine: 5 litre petrol, V8
Power: 237 bhp
Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Rear wheel drive
Seats: 4
Other: Hard and soft tops fitted
MOT: April 2020

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This car was restored by us to customer specifications that included a complete strip down on the rotisserie, new panels and metal work where required, full rebuild of all running gear, new/refurbished interior, new hood, rebuilt hard top, new seals, new bumpers etc and a high quality respray in an original Mercedes-Benz white from the Pagoda era (code 050), tastefully finished off with a wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel. The important bits have all been done properly (sills, floor pans, bulkhead etc). The result is stunning and she is incredible to drive and will keep up with modern traffic no problem with the gears changing smoothly and the strong V8 pulling her along in style. A photographic record has been kept and there is a photobook to accompany the car, which shows the original condition and the strip down and rebuild. This must be one of the finest R107s in the UK.

More details on the rebuild:

Running Gear:
All parts stripped and reconditioned
New shock absorbers
New bushes all round
New upper wishbones
Reconditioned all linkages
New track rods/bearings/bushes
Steering rack refurbished
New brake discs and pads all round
New rear wheel/axle bearings
New front wheel bearings
New ball joints
New brake flexi hoses all round
New handbrake linkages
New brake master cylinder
Brake callipers rebuilt with new seals
Fully reconditioned handbrake assemblies
New bump stops
New coil spring rubbers
Engine & Gearbox:
Fuel injectors reconditioned
New ignition leads
New spark plugs
New gearbox mounts
New propshaft doughnuts and bearings
New fuel pumps
New oil filters
New viscous coupling
Restored brake servo
New air filter
New fuel filter
New belts
New water pump
New thermostat
New rocker cover gaskets
New gearbox filter
New engine and gearbox oils
Compression checked and correct
Body Work/Interior:
Strip down to bare metal
New sills both sides
New rear wheel arches
New wings
New footwell sections
Rebuilt bulkhead (where the heater blower is, a common area for hidden rust)
New door and boot seals
New window seals
New windscreen
Refurbished hard top, including new rear screen
Refurbished interior, including new carpets throughout
New brown soft top
New stainless steel bumpers
Lights and lenses reconditioned with new rubbers
Fuel tank restored
Powder coated wheels
New tyres
Respray in white – Mercedes-Benz code 050

Please note, this car is offered for sale on behalf of a customer.

Please note, this car can currently be viewed in North Hampshire (nr Basingstoke)