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S G T Automobiles

Malmesbury Wilts

1989 300 SL. 47,000 MILES. FSH. Beautiful Car. For Sale

Mercedes Benz 300 SL.

February 1989.

47, 000 miles from new.

3 Owners.

Arctic White with Mid Red Leather Interior. Black Hood, white hardtop.

With production of the R107 ending in July 1989, and after some 14, 500 examples sold (from 1971-1989) in the UK of this timeless classic, this particular example was ordered in late 1988, for early Spring 1989 delivery. This post 1985 facelift model is one of the last of the line examples, incorporating many modifications and improvements over the earlier pre 1985/ 6 cars

Ordered new to a good specification, the car is finnished in Arctic White with the ultra rare mid red leather seating (in effect Burgundy) the rarest interior colour for any 107 SL. Apart from the optional leather seats the car was specified with the rear seat finnished in leather, twin illuminated vanity mirrors, Blaupunkt Cambridge Radio Cassette player and Hershman electric aerial..... although these were usually donated and fitted by the supplying dealer, as by this stage of production and the general knowledge that production was ending, these car were selling for a premium.....

Having been garaged all its life, and also the fact that salt is not used on the Channel Islands roads, where the car was supplied new, it has not suffered the usual rust blight that mainland cars can suffer. With the underside, wheel arches and inner wing weld seams all still factory, and the floors are dry and fresh. As per some of the pictures, all the original floor bolts, under boot nuts and screws are all still zinc plated and factory fresh, not succumbing to mould or damp.........

Mechanically the car is extremely well maintained, with some 17 service stamps in the book, along with detailed bills outlining the maintenance carried out. With a very recent thorough service, it's ready to go, and an MOT in July with no advisories indicating any current or future problems.

These R107's all had hardtops from new, (although but they could be a delete option), with each hardtop having the car's chassis number stamped on the underside, as per a picture this is clearly shown, this example retains its original hardtop.
The hood is in impeccable condition, no damp marks, the windows all extremely clear. The hood frame is also unmarked with no deteriation.
The hood storage area is perfect, along with the mechanism still sparkling, as per the pictures. The hood is also the original factory fitment, quite remarkable!

With regards the bodywork, the car is straight, rust free and correct. The chrome is spotless, the alloy wheels near perfect. A handful of age related stone chips, and some minor grit marks on the electric windows are the only faults.
Four correct Dunlop tyres have just been fitted, not 100 miles covered since.

The interior is very clean and tidy! The leatherwork is supple and cared for. No undue wear noticeable. A retro looking but modern radio with all the functions that 'modern man' must have is fitted, but in the boot, the original Blaupunkt Cambridge radio cassette player is in a box...... The boot compartment has clearly been under used, hardly a mark. The original first aid kit is present, also unused, with the tool roll still in its supplying plastic bag. The spare wheel is present, complete with its original Michelin tyre.

A really lovely and genuine timeless classic. 

Please call me to discuss any aspect of the car, viewing is by appointment, and transportation, both national and International can be arranged at cost, along with any related paperwork
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