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1981 Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC

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1981 Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC
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23-1121044

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VIN WDB10702612002181

 

Engine number 117960 12 002723

 

Transmission number 02 047968

Description

Original Exterior: MANGANESE BROWN METALLIC (480O) Original Interior: VELOUR - CREAM (935) Order No. 0 - 221 65643 Order Location: COLOGNE, Germany Limited-Production “Homologation” Car for FIA Rally Eligibility 1 of just 483 units Built in 1981, 1,299 500 SLCs in total production Optioned with Factory Sliding Sunroof Gray-Market Example Imported in Period, by Trans Atlantic Motors Longtime Texas Car Accompanying Records dating to 1986 Displaying Older Red Paintwork and Parchment Leather Upholstery 32,315 Recorded Miles Recent Discovered in a Texas Garage with its long-term owner From over a decade of static storage August 2023 Inspection and Service to Running and Driving Condition New battery, drain and replace all fluids and filters, radiator cap, washer pump, steering coupling, tie rods and alignment – over $5,000 invested. Note* the vehicle is now in running and driving order, however, a thorough inspection, and additional major services to all mechanical systems should be addressed prior to road use. Complete with Original Owner's Manual, Maintenance Booklet, Pirelli Tire Warranty Tool Kit, Jack, Spare Tire and Emergency Accessories Options 404 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT 410 SLIDING ROOF, ELECTRICALLY OPERATED 470 ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) 502 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, ON THE RIGHT 511 BECKER RADIO MEXICO CASSETTE FULL STEREO 531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA 570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT 581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL 590 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOWPANE (LAMINATED GLASS) 600 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER 682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER 870 ELECTRIC SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT FRONT SEAT 871 ELECTRIC SEAT HEATER FOR RIGHT FRONT SEAT With the introduction of the 500 SLC in 1980, Mercedes-Benz launched a host of new equipment creating a model that allowed for eligibility in international rally racing, sanctioned by the FIA. In order to qualify, 1,000 “Homologation” models had to be built. Featuring a lightweight aluminum hood and deck lid, and an aluminum engine air-cleaner housing, the SLC's front and rear spoilers kept the car stable at its 142-mph top speed. Most importantly, Mercedes-Benz included its new engine – the 5.0-liter, aluminum-block V-8 – realizing a weight savings of over 200 pounds. The above vehicle information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. It is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy, whether expressed or implied, and is intended for informational purposes only. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.
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