1980 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (R107)


  • Full history file available
  • Highly original condition
  • 3.5L V8 powerplant with 4-speed automatic transmission

The Appeal

Mercedes-Benz arguably developed one of the motoring world's most defining roadsters with the R107. It was big, it was powerful, and it lived and breathed style in every pore - something only boosted by its top-notch build quality. Decades later, this still a highly desirable, enduring classic - the sort of car that acts as a keystone for enthusiasts.

This particular 1980 model stands out with its original silver paintwork and blue interior, offering a genuine and unaltered example of this iconic car. Recently serviced by the legendary SL Shop, this fabulous example of the legendary roadster comes to us in fine, eminently usable condition.

History and Paperwork

  • Year registered: 1980
  • The DVLA records 10 previous keepers
  • MOT exempt: last tested in 2015
  • In current ownership for around a month
  • Full history file available
  • Recently serviced by the SL Shop

The Condition

  • Bodywork is kept to a very acceptable standard
  • Some surface corrosion is visible, but nothing major or structural
  • Paintwork is good; it hasn’t been repainted so it is honest and original
  • 'Mexican Hat' alloys still present and correct
  • Hard top is present in good order
  • Light scuffs and marks to the plastics
  • Internally, the car's blue leather is in good order
  • No sign of any rips or tears
  • Original wooden veneers throughout
  • These are in good, clean order
  • All instruments are clear and legible
  • A modern music player has been installed
  • Carpets in fine condition

The Mechanics

  • 3.5L V8 powerplant
  • Automatic transmission with 4 gears
  • Engine bay is in good order
  • Recently serviced and reportedly in excellent running order
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues

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Auction Details
  • Year 1980
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Silver
  • Mileage 84,830 Miles
  • Engine size 3499
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Liverpool
  • County Merseyside
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
20 Bids
  • Se•••• £12,750 18/07/24
  • Gl•••• £12,500 18/07/24
  • Se•••• £12,250 18/07/24
  • Gl•••• £12,000 18/07/24
  • Se•••• £11,750 18/07/24
  • Gl•••• £11,500 18/07/24
  • Se•••• £11,250 18/07/24
  • Gl•••• £11,000 18/07/24
  • Se•••• £10,750 18/07/24
  • Gl•••• £10,500 18/07/24

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