1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (R107)

Highlights


  • Comprehensive service history 
  • Newly retrimmed leather interior
  • New navy blue fabric hood
  • Colour coded hard top
  • MOT to June 2023

The Appeal


Mercedes-Benz starting producing the SL (Sport Leicht) model in 1954. The third generation SL appeared in 1971, featuring a two-door monocoque body shell with independent suspension all round, coil springs and an anti-roll bar at the front. The power-assisted steering was Benz’s own recirculating ball system providing a smooth and relaxed steering to this stylish and iconic car.

This particular car is presented in exceptional original condition inside and out, with a desirable colour scheme and trim level, and the iconic and robust 3-litre straight-six. 

The History and Paperwork 


  • First registered in August 1987
  • 5 owners from new
  • Current keeper since June 2021
  • Comprehensive service history
  • Last service at 100,569 miles / May 2022
  • MOT until June 2023
  • Orignal handbooks included
  • 2x sets of keys

During the current ownership, this car has been dry-stored in an underground car park. The car comes with extensive paperwork charting its service history with main dealers and specialists over the last 35 years. With a stamped service book and all receipts covering a recent service and MOT, this Mercedes has clearly been looked after by enthusiasts. Receipts also verify the retrimmed leather interior, new mohair hood, radiator and anything else that the car has required during its lifetime. 

The Interior


  • Full grey leather interior
  • MP3 head unit with Bluetooth and Aux connection
  • Electric windows

With a fully retrimmed grey leather interior, including seat facings and door cards, the cabin in this SL is immaculate. The rear bench is also wrapped in the grey leather and, like the rest of the interior, shows no wear at all. The dashboard and switchgear are clean with no marks at all. Lights, stalks and heating controls are operational and the electric windows open and close freely.

Interior sills are clean and all the carpets are in very good condition. The car boot area is clean and comes with a new spare wheel, tool kit, jack and Mercedes first aid kit. Overall, the inside of the car presents very well indeed.

The Exterior


  • Lovely Surf Blue paintwork
  • New navy blue fabric roof
  • Colour-coded hard top

The Surf blue paintwork is in very good condition, the only issue of note is on the off-side front wing where on the top edge there is a light scratch that has gone through the paintwork (shown in the photo gallery). All tyres have good tread and the wheel facings are clean and free of any scuffs or scratches.

All of the brightwork around the car is clean and shows no marks at all, including the door mirror casings and the front and rear bumpers. The new navy blue fabric mohair roof is commensurate with the rest of the car and presented in excellent condition. It opens with ease and stows under a blue panel.

Also included in the sale is a colour-coded hard top that is in excellent condition, the wiring cable is intact to connect and utilise the heated rear windscreen elements and the light-coloured headlining is in exceptional condition. A black fabric case is included to house the hard top. 

The Mechanics


  • Sonorous 3-lire straight six
  • 4-speed automatic transmission

Recently serviced and with a fresh MOT the car has been extremely well maintained since 1987. Recent work carried out includes a new radiator and water pump. The vehicle coms with a huge service history file with receipts covering the car's maintenance throughout its lifetime.

That straight-six is a fabulous sounding engine, delivering a punchy 187bhp to the rear wheels, through a smooth-shifting automatic gearbox. Keeping everything pointing in the right direction, the R107 benefitted from double wishbone front suspension, which helps deliver an involving drive while maintaining the SL's cosseting ride. We're assured by the owner that the car drives very well and there are no issues they are aware of.

Summary


This 300SL has an incredibly smooth 3-litre engine, mated to the automatic transmission, it's the perfect cruiser for long drives or spirited runs. As a reliable daily classic, an appreciating asset or a weekend toy to enjoy when the weather is good - this SL ticks all of the boxes.

With an immaculate service history, recently refreshed interior, new fabric roof and that removable hard-top, this SL really is all the car you need. And with that eye-catching Surf Blue paint finish, it's as pretty as it is reliable. Don't miss out on this opportunity to acquire a sterling example of one of the finest vehicles ever made.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 300 SL
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 100,098 Miles
  • Engine size 2962
  • Town Broadstairs
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
36 bids
  • Ta•••• £27,500 24/06/22
  • Ti•••• £27,250 24/06/22
  • Ta•••• £27,000 24/06/22
  • Ta•••• £26,750 24/06/22
  • Ti•••• £26,500 24/06/22
  • Ti•••• £26,250 24/06/22
  • Ta•••• £26,000 24/06/22
  • Ta•••• £25,750 24/06/22
  • re•••• £25,500 24/06/22
  • Vi•••• £25,000 24/06/22

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