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The SL Shop Experience: Self Drive Hire

Self Drive Hire

Enjoy for a day or make that weekend away a little more memorable. Choose a silky smooth six cylinder or the more voracious V8, we have a selection of superb classic Mercedes-Benz models available.

Our family of hire cars have been hand-picked. This is not a fleet of tired classics, our cars are excellent, pedigree examples in what we have deemed to be the very best specification.

The family of SL Shop classics include three variants of R 107 SL, which are 300 (Straight Six), 500 (V8) and 560 (V8). The six cylinder 300SL is smooth and peppy where the V8s have a lazier style but more grunt and a definitive sound.

We also offer an R129 for a taste of the more modern SL lifestyle.

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Our hire cars can be taken abroad or used to participate in any of The SL Shop’s events. The air conditioning equipped Left Hand Drive 560SL is the ideal long distance European grand tourer, with ample power and sumptuous tan interior, the 5.6 litre V8 combines grace and pace with modern reliability and traditional looks.

Our team will give you a full introduction to the vehicle, covering all controls and a tutorial on how to operate the soft top. Once the paperwork is complete and you are happy and confident in using your classic, you are free to explore the winding lanes of leafy England as you find your way.

Our rural home is the ideal location to launch a classic car adventure, with plenty of local attractions that may pique your interest.

Hiring a classic Mercedes-Benz from The SL Shop is a great way to enjoy classic motoring for yourself or as a gift. Cars can be hired for a single day or a long weekend. If you are looking to hire a vehicle for longer, please contact us as we are usually able to accommodate longer term requests.

Self-drive hire can be treated as a ‘try before you buy’, and is an opportunity to see what these cars are like to live with on a day-to-day basis.

What's more, if you fall in love with your hire car and decide to purchase a classic Mercedes-Benz from our showroom, the cost of your hire will be deducted from the purchase price.

For more information about classic Mercedes-Benz hire, contact

For the full Terms & Conditions of our Classic Mercedes-Benz Hire please click here