The Bramah Collection,1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL  Chassis no. Wdb10704622001084

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Lot 36
1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
Registration no. YFJ933X Chassis no. Wdb10704622001084

£ 10,000 - 12,000
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
Withdrawn
The Bramah Collection
1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
Registration no. YFJ933X
Chassis no. Wdb10704622001084
*Bigger-engined example
*Generally tidy
*Comes with hardtop


Mercedes-Benz' R107 SL model more than amply filled the shoes of the 'Pagoda' predecessor and it still offers daily driver convenience being refined and rapid, supported by a good spares back-up and numerous independent specialists. Off the road since last Spring, this example shows some rust to rear wheelarches but otherwise is good, displaying good shutlines and reasonable paint. The blue interior is in good order, the seats having no signs of wear and the dashboard/instrumentation is well presented. The engine bay is tidy but can be brought up to scratch with some effort. In all a fine opportunity and one offering scope for improvement.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 60/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15/25
    Body Work: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 3
    Starting: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 3
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    Car History File: 3

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The Bramah Collection,1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL  Chassis no. Wdb10704622001084
The Bramah Collection,1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL  Chassis no. Wdb10704622001084
The Bramah Collection,1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL  Chassis no. Wdb10704622001084
The Bramah Collection,1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL  Chassis no. Wdb10704622001084
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