1986 Mercedes-Benz R107 300SL


  • Older restoration with sparing use 
  • Smart Thistle green paintwork and hard top 
  • Green leather interior 
  • Facelift car with desirable galvanised construction 
  • Thick history file of ongoing maintenance 
  • Dry stored in carcoon for light recommissioning 
  • Recent gearbox rebuild 

The Appeal 

Here is a great opportunity to get in on the secret known to serial R107 owners. They value these cars for their usability, comfort and ease of ownership. 
Finished in smart Thistle Green with matching hard top and complementary Fir Green leather interior, it is an early facelift car with desirable galvanised chassis. The history file is extensive and includes a restoration and respray 10 years ago. It has covered only 5,000 miles in the intervening decade. 
In recent times the car has been dry stored in a dehumidified ‘carcoon’ which has preserved the condition. It will need some light recommissioning, but for the right buyer this looks like a straightforward project with a very good R107 to enjoy at the end of it. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 1st March 1986 
  • Eight registered keepers 
  • Current keeper since July 2019 
  • Restored and resprayed 10 years ago with new panels fitted
  • Photographic record of this work in history file and in photo stack 
  • Stamped service book to 127,264 miles in July 2017 
  • Now showing 128,098 miles 
  • Current keeper only selling due to limited use and requiring a four seater
  • Dry stored for the last two years in dehumidified ‘carcoon’ 
  • Will require some recommissioning including fresh petrol 
  • Last MOT expired December 2021 with 128,075 miles showing on test 
  • There are advisories to note on the last MOT 
  • Factory handbook set in good condition 
  • Factory first aid kit, tool kit, warning triangle and jack in good condition 

The Condition

  • Smart Thistle Green (881O) metallic paintwork with matching hard top 
  • Restored including new panels and respray 10 years ago 
  • Paintwork remains in very good order with only minor signs of use to note 
  • Bodywork similarly well kept with localised points to note in photographs 
  • These include light bubbling to offside rear sill and nearside front arch 
  • Other small marks include a chip to the rear nearside corner 
  • Exterior fittings are complete and undamaged and generally well kept 
  • Lights in good order but with misting to nearside front heaadlight to note 
  • Underside in good order due to dehumidified storage and showing only light ageing 
  • Facelift car with galvanised chassis 
  • Sill edges and underside would benefit from wire brush and undersealing regime to protect
  • Hard top is in good condition with clean and well kept headlining and interior fittings
  • We were unable to check the soft top but understand it is well kept and serviceable 
  • Popular ‘Gullideckel’ alloy wheels in generally good order with only light marks
  • Matching spare alloy wheel 
  • Older tyres which are generally well kept with points to note on rears on last MOT 
  • Vendor advises that one of the rear tyres is cracked but the spare is good 
  • Fir Green leather interior in generally very good order with only light signs of use
  • Leather seats in good condition with well kept bases and bolsters
  • Cabin veneers appear uncracked and very presentable with only minor delamination 
  • Green interior fittings including door cards and dashboard, all well kept showing light wear
  • Fitted with a modern stereo and cruise control 
  • Carpets in good condition with boot area appearing clean and little worn 

The Mechanics 

  • 2,962cc straight six Mercedes-Benz 185bhp engine 
  • 4spd automatic gearbox 
  • Gearbox recently rebuilt according to seller 
  • Factory fitted with ABS 
  • Repairs to handbrake within last 25 miles 
  • No reported running or driving issues
  • Dehumidified storage for last two years so will require recommissioning
  • Vendor advises that the fuel will need replaced before driving 
  • Last serviced at 127,264 miles in 2017 
  • Minor mechanical and running gear advisories to note on last MOT 

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We request that a non-refundable fee  be paid if you are the lucky winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted Please refer to our helpful FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1986
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 128,098 Miles
  • Engine size 2962
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Leeds
  • County Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
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