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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL R107


  • Advisory-free MOT valid until 15th February 2025
  • Late example with galvanised body shell
  • Desirable M103 straight-six 
  • Complete with its matching hard top
  • One former registered keeper

The Appeal

The last of the R107 SLs are often regarded as the best of the bunch. 
From 1985, the 280 (featuring the M110 engine) was superseded by the M103-powered 300. The resultant performance increase meant owning a straight-six SL no longer felt like the lowly option, as the on-road performance was now much closer to its thirstier V8-engined siblings. Moreover, in 1986, Mercedes-Benz began galvanising the R107’s body shell, greatly improving corrosion resistance. 
All that makes this 1989 300 SL very appealing and to further tempt you, it’s in lovely condition. Resplendent in Signal Red over beige leather upholstery, it’s a handsome example and is complete with its matching removable hard top. With just one former registered keeper, it’s clearly been cherished all its live and benefits from an advisory-free MOT valid until 15th February 2025.

The History and Paperwork

  • MOT valid until 15th February 2025
  • One former registered keeper
  • Current V5C present along with the previous logbook
  • Paper copy of several previous MOT certificates
  • UK-supplied in right-hand drive

The Condition

  • Still finished in its original colour: Signal Red (5680)
  • Factory original interior retained: Beige Leather (275)
  • Optional extras include electric windows and headlamp wash/wipe function
  • Equipped with rear seats from the factory
  • The paint and chromework present very well, with remarkably few imperfections
  • The bodywork looks really straight and the doors fit well
  • Underneath, all looks in good order commensurate with age
  • Minimal wear to the leather upholstery
  • The walnut woodwork looks in good condition
  • All the controls, instruments and switches present well and we understand them to be in good working order
  • Smart boot compartment

The Mechanics 

  • 2,962 cc M103 straight-six petrol engine
  • Four-speed automatic gearbox
  • All presents nicely under the bonnet
  • Running and driving very well according to the vendor


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1989
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class 300 SL
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 73,579 Miles
  • Engine size 2962
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Romford
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom

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