1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL



  • SOLD!!!
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • 125,728 Miles
  • Year: 1985
  • Engine Size: 5.0L
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Ext color: Red
  • Int color: Black

Vehicle Description
• 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster
• Last Year for the 500SL!
• True European Model!
• Just 2 Owners!
• Clean Carfax and Auto Check!
• Rust Free Texas Car!
• One of Just 2,719 Produced!
• Only 125,728 Original Miles!
• Top of the Line Model!
• 4.9L 240HP Engine!
• Breathtaking Signal Red Exterior with a Brand New Black Top!
• Powdery and Supple Black Leather Interior!
• Functioning Vacuum Headlights!
• Fitted with Every Conceivable Option!
• ABS Brakes
• Power Windows
• Original Becker Radio
• Both Hard Top and Soft Top
• Full Leather Interior
• Power Steering
• Heated Seats
• Recent Full Service!
• Stunning, unmolested, original, never undercoated Undercarriage and Wheel Wells!
• Manuals, Two Keys, Tools, Spare Tire, First Aid Kit (In Original Plastic!), etc!
• The Best Condition, Optioned, Low Mileage, and Original Example to Be Found ANYWHERE!
• Incredible Investment Potential!


Call 618-791-4020 today for a worldwide shipping quote!

PPW Motorcars is pleased to offer this beautiful 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, which was exquisitely ordered in Signal Red with a beautiful brand new Black top over a powdery and supple Black Full Leather Interior! Being one of 2,719 produced world-wide in 1985 and one of the few in what is, in our opinion the most beautiful combination and that which best suits the car! This hot rod deserves to be seen and with the sporty and timeless color combination it will fit right in whether you are on the autobahn or cruising in the Hampton’s.

What makes this vehicle truly worth owning is the level of detail and hand assembled craftsmanship that is present in no automobile currently produced. This magnificent motorcar was produced in an era when owning a Mercedes-Benz meant something significant. There was no such thing as a $299 a month lease on a new C-Class; ownership was reserved for just a select few. With the factory window sticker showing an MSRP of $50,000 ($116,975 when adjusted for inflation) this vehicle was one of the most expensive and best overall vehicles available during its time. It combined the road holding ability of a sports car with the opulent appointments of the finest luxury cars and the power of an American muscle car. This was a vehicle for the most discerning individual to whom sacrificing any virtue of the vehicle for the sake of another was unacceptable.

This particular example has been ordered with every option available; fitted with ABS Brakes, Ice Cold Air Conditioning, Heated Seats, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Hardtop, Full Leather Interior, Power Steering, Vacuum Headlights, and Becker Radio. We are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the finest examples of the coveted 107 Body Mercedes available today; this is an opportunity of a lifetime to own one of the best!

The 500SL is the best and most desirable iteration of the R107 body Mercedes-Benz. It encompasses the small bumpers, euro headlights, and other appointments that are reminiscent of the older models but has the highest horsepower engine of all SL’s from 1971-1989! This was the European hot rod every child or adult dreamed of driving on the autobahn. With less than a quarter of the production of the 450SL and 560SL, being a true European only vehicle, with its performance attributes, and exceptional price point this is easily the best value in all sports cars from the 80’s. This magnificent motorcar has since been meticulously maintained and driven sparingly. The original owner had her best friend’s son, who was serving in the air force in Germany take delivery on his behalf. It was shipped back to him in Texas and there it remained for the first 24 years of its life. She took magnificent car of the car, never drove it in any kind of weather, and spared no expense. The airman who took delivery returned home to Texas and had always admired the car. In 2009 the original owner became too old to drive it anymore and sold it him. He and his wife enjoyed it for the next decade until age and arthritis caught up with them as well when getting in and out became a chore. Of all the SL’s we have had, this is in the top 5 and whether you are looking at a perfectly painted original wheel well, or the stunning interior, this car delivers. Just looking in the engine bay, you can see many new components, all with the Mercedes part sticker still on them. To bring it to the next level we installed a new soft top but otherwise, it is our opinion that there is not anything meaningful that could be done to make this vehicle any nicer. Even the original first aid kit is still in it’s factory plastic! Further, the vehicle just underwent a service in house and needs nothing to be enjoyed today! Offered for the true collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this extremely rare, low mile, top of the line, original, and last production year of this exceptional Mercedes-Benz 500SL! Bid with confidence-you will not be disappointed in this truly amazing motorcar!

eBay does not accept European Vin’s. Vehicle’s VIN is WDB1070461A029484

Call us for a complete walk around; we will supply you with a detailed description and answer any questions you may have!

PPW Motorcars is located at 9350 Woodson Terrace Ind. Ct less than ONE mile away from St. Louis International Airport (Airport Code STL).

Please call Paul Weishaar, day or night, for more details or any questions 618-791-4020

Why buy from PPW Motorcars?
With many years of specialty experience in the Classic, Luxury, and Exotic motorcar business and a lifetime of passion PPW Motorcars serves some of the worlds most sophisticated and discerning buyers. We pride ourselves on honesty, expertise of some of the world’s finest vehicles, and a promise to each buyer that the vehicle they purchase will be the exact same one that arrives at their doorstep. We strive to make your purchasing experience easy, convenient, and confidence inspiring. With a central location just minutes away from St. Louis International Airport (Airport Code STL) we are happy to pick customers up curbside or deliver the vehicle to your doorstep. We pride ourselves on integrity, excellent communication, and diligent follow up.

Contact us now at 618-791-4020 for more details!


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