"DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTIONThe Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 cars were produced from 1971 through to 1989 and were the second longest single series ever produced by Mercedes-Benz, after the G-Class. The R107, SL variant was a two-seat convertible with standard soft top, hardtop and optional foldable seats for the rear bench. This two owner from new example is finished in white over a blue M-B Tex interior and is factory fitted with the very rare specification heated front seats. In excellent order throughout, the paintwork and interior are presented very well with few age-related blemishes. The vendor reports that the Mercedes has recently been treated to a comprehensive 36,000 mile service which also included a new soft top and an overhaul to the heater box. A thorough inspection was also completed at this time confirming the bulkhead and jacking areas, two common rust points, to be in very good order. Fitted with air conditioning and having covered a mere 36,990 miles from new the 500SL sits on its original wheels with correct style tyres and comes complete with its original toolkit, first aid kit and fire extinguisher. The sizeable history file that accompanies the car includes various specialists’ invoices, the original service and maintenance books, and the record of the most recent comprehensive service.Interested parties should note that contrary to the catalogue description, the year of manufacture of this vehicle is 1987 not 1969."