BaT Auction: 500SL Mini Go-Kart by Lorinser at No Reserve

This 500SL Mini go-kart was reportedly built by Lorinser in Germany in the 1980s and is designed to resemble a Mercedes-Benz R107. The composite bodywork is finished in silver with black bumpers over a boxed steel frame, and power is provided by a rear-mounted 80cc Honda single-cylinder engine paired with a two-speed manual gearbox. A repaint was performed in December 2020, at which time the headlights, windscreen, and decals were replaced. This 500SL Mini is now offered at no reserve by the selling dealer in British Columbia, Canada.

No Reserve: 500SL Mini Go-Kart by Lorinser

The 500SL Mini was built in Germany by Mercedes-Benz tuner Lorinser and is said to measure approximately 65″ long, 29″ wide, and 22″ high. The composite body is styled to emulate the Mercedes-Benz R107, and this example was refinished in Brilliant Silver Metallic by Coachwerks of Victoria, British Columbia in December 2020. A replacement windscreen, decals, and Euro-style headlights were also installed.

No Reserve: 500SL Mini Go-Kart by Lorinser

Three-spoke wheels wear staggered Vredstein tires. A single disc brake is fitted out back.

No Reserve: 500SL Mini Go-Kart by Lorinser

The passenger compartment features a single fixed seat, a leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel with a Mercedes-Benz logo, and a manual transmission lever.

No Reserve: 500SL Mini Go-Kart by Lorinser

The rear-mounted 80cc Honda four-stroke single was rated at three horsepower and drives the rear wheels through a two-speed manual gearbox with reverse and chain drive.

No Reserve: 500SL Mini Go-Kart by Lorinser

Additional underbody photos are provided in the gallery.

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