1987 Mercedes-Benz R107 300SL


  • Only 41,000 miles from new
  • Full service history with recent main dealer service 
  • Very impressive history file with original Mercedes book stamped
  • Supplied as concours by the SL Shop in October 2021
  • Over £11,000 invested across bodywork and mechanicals in 2021
  • Later galvanised car with SL Shop Bulkhead Inspection Certificate 
  • Popular Nautical Blue over Cream Tex colour scheme 

The Appeal

If you’re in the market for a R107 SL then you won’t be spoilt for choice. If you’re looking for the very best, then this handsome Nautical Blue car is surely a contender. 
Where to start? There’s the diminutive mileage of under 41,000 miles. The three keepers from new. A recent Bulkhead Inspection Certificate from The SL Shop. The full service history, mainly and also recently by Mercedes-Benz main dealers. The £11,600 invested in 2021 across bodywork, mechanics and running gear. 
In short, it is very compelling. Enthusiasts will also recognise that it is one of the later, post-86 cars that were galvanised from new by the factory. It all adds up to a very good example - the vendor describes it as concours - of a popular classic convertible. 

History and Paperwork

  • First registered 1st August 1987 
  • Only three registered keepers
  • Current keeper since October 2021
  • Purchased from The SL Shop as what the vendor describes as a ‘concours car’ 
  • Factory stamped service book with 12 stamps to April 2023 at 39,574 miles 
  • Most of the servicing has been by main dealers with others by specialists
  • Latest service was by Mercedes-Benz main dealer with invoice present
  • Bulkhead Inspection Certificate dated 14th October 2021 by The SL Shop 
  • Fatory built in July 1987 so will be a galvanised car
  • Full set of factory handbooks including plastic protective wallets
  • Extensive array of invoices showing regular and considerable maintenance
  • Engine and gearbox recommissioned and serviced in 2019 with few miles since 
  • 2 sets of keys 
  • Typed MOT and service history shown in photographs 
  • Didtributor cap replaced in December 2021
  • £11,632 invested in August 2021 across bodywork, wheels, mechanicals, brakes and servicing 
  • Fitted car cover included 
  • Current MOT to 7th August 2024 with no advisories and 40,019 miles showing on test 
  • Very sparing use confirmed by MOT history with 37,482 miles showing on test in 2005 
  • The vendor has a small classic car collection 
  • He is only selling due to the purchase of a plane that he keeps at Goodwood 

The Condition

  • Original and very high quality car finished in popular Nautical Blue (929O) 
  • Matching hard top in good condition inside and out 
  • Retains its factory specification including dark blue (5010) roof and cream MB Tex interior 
  • Roof is in good order with clear screen and works correctly 
  • Bodywork in very good order with recent £11,600 investment in 2021
  • Sits on factory correct refurbished Gullideckel alloy wheels with matching spare wheel 
  • Quality Michelin tyres showing good condition and tread
  • Factory fitted with desirable rear seats option 
  • Cream MB Tex interior showing barely any wear across seats and surfaces
  • Very original interior including period correct Blaupunkt Nashville stereo 
  • Underside presents very well with recent bulkhead inspection and no MOT advisories
The R107 is a popular and plentiful, which means that good cars really need to stand out. This is such a car. The appeal begins with the Nautical Blue paintwork, which is complemented by a dark blue roof, matching hard top and cream MB Tex interior. It is all in the sort of conditon you would expect of such a low mileage car.
Irrespective of the sparing use, the car has been lavished with attention. Most recently this has included £11,600 invested in the bodywork in 2021, including refurbishing the wheels. A 2021 certificate from specialist The SL Shop confirms the condition of the bulkhead and carries a three year warranty. 

The Mechanics

  • 2,962cc M103 straight six fuel injected 185bhp engine 
  • 4spd automatic gearbox 
  • Factory tool kit appears complete and virtually unused 
  • Full service history verifies mileage 
  • Servicing mainly carried out by main dealers
  • Serviced at 39,574 miles in April 2023 by Mercedes-Benz main dealer
  • £11,600 invoice shows considerable work across brakes, servicing and other mechanicals 
  • Engine and gearbox recommissioned and serviced in 2019 
  • Extensive history file with detailed invoices shown in photographs 
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on current MOT 
  • Reported to run and drive very well 
This car was acquired in late 2021 by the current keeper from model specialist The SL Shop. He describes it as being in concours condition, an impression supported by the photographs and history file. 
The file shows substantial maintenance, much of it by Mercedes-Benz main dealers and Teh SL Shop. In 2019 the engine and gearbox were extensively overhauled an in 2021 there was major work across the mechanicals, including the brakes. 
The full service history - which is detailed in photographs - includes a recent service by a main dealer in April 2023 at 39,574 miles. This car comes to market with excellent mechanical provenance. 

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Auction Details
  • Year 1987
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 40,346 Miles
  • Engine size 2962
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Chichester
  • County Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
42 Bids
  • fr•••• £50,000 18/07/24
  • an•••• £49,000 18/07/24
  • fr•••• £48,000 18/07/24
  • fr•••• £46,000 18/07/24
  • mi•••• £44,750 18/07/24
  • Gr•••• £44,500 18/07/24
  • fr•••• £43,500 18/07/24
  • Gr•••• £41,750 18/07/24
  • tu•••• £41,250 18/07/24
  • an•••• £41,000 18/07/24

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