"The Mercedes-Benz was manufactured since 1954 and the designation SL derives from the German 'Sport Leicht' or 'Sport Light' and was first applied to the 300SL 'Gullwing' named after the upward opening doors. The term SL-Class refers to the marketing variations of the vehicle, including the numerous engine configurations spanning five design generations. The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 automobiles were produced from 1971 through to 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by Mercedes-Benz, after the G-Class. The R107 took the chassis components of the mid size W114 model and mated them to the larger engines from the S-Class (W116). The SL variant was a two seat roadster with standard soft top, hardtop and optional foldable seats for the rear bench.
This Mercedes-Benz 500 SL was originally supplied in 1982. She presents well in the classic colour combination of black with black and a black hood. The last owner has enjoyed FLC 377Y for 13 years. The smooth V8 engine is described as having plenty of power which it delivers smoothly. The 500 SL can easily be described as ‘a wolf in sheep's clothing’. This SL or ‘Sports Light’ model is offered to auction with a V5C registration certificate and a current MoT test certificate."