1985 Mercedes-Benz R107 380SL


  • Low mileage and factory correct
  • Solid project with recently expired MOT
  • Three registered keepers and current keeper since 1992 
  • Well kept cloth interior 
  • Rare factory fitted LSD 

The Appeal 

The sheer usability and durability of the venerable R107 means low mileage cars are rare and explains the model’s sustained high values. 
All of which makes this 380SL appealing. It is a project for recommissioning, but one that looks solid and has covered just 88,000 miles from new in the hands of three keepers. The last MOT only recently expired, giving the buyer a fair benchmark on which to assess condition. We are advised that it runs and drives. 
Finished in smart Champagne with matching hard top and Brazil cloth interior, this V8-engined R107 has the makings of an interesting and stylish cruiser. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 17th January 1985 
  • Factory built in November 1984
  • V5 in current keeper’s name 
  • Factory workshop card showing specification 
  • Three registered keepers 
  • Current keeper since 18th August 1992 
  • Factory handbooks 
  • Road test book for model 
  • Last MOT expired 21st September 2023 with 88,419 miles showing and various advisories 

The Condition

  • Factory Champagne metallic (473O) paintwork in fair condition 
  • Factory correct Brazil cloth interior and dark brown soft top 
  • Bodywork is straight and complete but with various areas of deterioration 
  • These include some early corrosion blossoms to various panels as shown in photographs 
  • The nearside rear wing also shows shallow dents to wing top 
  • Fitted with optional Gullideckel alloy wheels 
  • Factory fitted headlamp washers, fog lights and air conditioning 
  • Underside shows fair condition for year with advisories to note on last MOT 
  • Complete and unmodified interior with tidy cloth seats and matching brown carpets 
  • Carpets are in good order through cabin and boot areas
  • Dashboard veneers presentable but showing some delamination typical of age
  • Fitted with an Alpine CD player with MP3 compatibility 
  • Steel space saver spare wheel 

The Mechanics 

  • M116 3,818cc V8 engine developing 210bhp 
  • 4spd automatic gearbox 
  • Factory fitted with a limited slip differential 
  • Long term current keeper
  • MOT history shows regular but sparing use since 2006
  • Reported to run and drive 


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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1985
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Gold
  • Odometer 88,422 Miles
  • Engine size 3818
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Mitcham
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 7 bidders
  • ha•••• £7,700 25/04/24
  • bi•••• £7,600 25/04/24
  • bi•••• £7,500 25/04/24
  • ma•••• £7,400 25/04/24
  • bi•••• £7,200 25/04/24
  • ma•••• £6,400 25/04/24
  • bi•••• £6,200 25/04/24
  • mo•••• £5,500 25/04/24
  • lt•••• £5,300 25/04/24
  • bi•••• £5,200 25/04/24
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