1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107) #2194 Smoke Silver with Red Leather

  • Stock Number: 2194
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 500SL (R107) with Mid Red Leather
  • Mileage: 67000
  • Paint Colour: Smoke Silver
  • Interior Colour: Mid Red Leather
  • Year: 1988
About This Car

1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Smoke Silver Metallic (702) with Mid Red Leather (277) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)

67,000 miles

There are some colour combinations that stand the test of time, and a dark exterior matched to a deep red interior really is one of those enduring partnerships.

With a colour scheme that looks fresh out of the pages of a 2020 Mercedes-Benz brochure, this handsome 1988 SL is a feast for the eyes. A mighty 5.0 litre V8 engine adorns the engine bay, one that’s covered just 67,000 miles in 32 years.

Metallic Paint was standard for 500SL models (a cost option for both 300SL and 420SL variants) but the Leather Seating and Rear Seats are two expensive options that this car enjoys. All those years ago the purchase price of this car would have been a shade over £42,000, giving it an equivalent ‘new’ price in 2020 of well over £110,000.

This car has a full, documented, impressive service history folder contained within a large file. There are many receipts, invoices and MOT certificates present. The original factory leather wallet is present along with all original books and manuals.

A detailed top sheet prepared by a previous owner shows all mileage intervals for services and repairs, including every change of ownership. It is clear from delving into the history file that this car has always been well cherished.

An opportunity to acquire an iconic five-litre V8 engined R107 SL in one of the ultimate exterior colours, complimented by a rare and desirable interior.

This is not a car we stumble across every day. Not to be missed.

Specification

238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN

256 REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS

362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)

440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)

461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND

507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)

524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION

565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS

592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER

603 HEADLAMP WIPER UNIT AND OIL FOR REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, IN CANISTERS AND CONTAINERS

613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC

682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER

740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001

Why Choose SLSHOP?

Is it our unrivalled experience with three generations of SL? Is it our attention to detail, our award winning quality? Is it our selection of hand picked, superb cars for sale? Is it the family feel, the friendly faces and consistency of our work? Most people say it’s all of these things.

A classic car offers a world of opportunities – it is an invitation to explore the open road and share life-affirming experiences with like-minded individuals.

Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?

Bulkhead Corrosion

Although the R107 is renowned for build quality, there is one chink in the armour – the bulkhead. Many cars that present well from the outside are hiding internal rust. Water from outside the car should drain out through specially designed channels, but over time, these become blocked forcing water inside the car. Once water has breached the blower motor cover in front of the windscreen, it slowly wreaks havoc from inside out. This delicate area did not have rust protection from the factory, and as the metal deteriorates it the water ingress can lead to faulty electrics, damp carpets and musty smells inside the cabin.

All our cars come with a 36 month bulkhead warranty.

SLSHOP Unique 2 & 3 year warranty

At the SLSHOP, not only do we know what an SL is capable of but we believe in the cars we sell.

We want our customers to have the confidence to get out and use these iconic classics, to enjoy them for trips at home and abroad.

That’s why we offer a 2 year ‘no quibble’ mechanical warranty with each car sold, as well as a 3 year bulkhead warranty.

Next Steps: Experience

We believe in the capabilities of these classic cars, and want our customers to get out and use them. Welcome to Experience from The SLSHOP, aimed at helping you get more out of your classic Mercedes-Benz. We offer a number of trips, tours and events in the UK and abroad. See you there!

Next Steps: 24hr Test Drive

Tempted by an R107 SL but not sure if it’s for you? Fancy trying a weekend at the wheel before you dive in? We offer a 24hr test drive through our hire business. Hire a classic Mercedes-Benz for a day or longer, and if you subsequently buy a car from our showroom, we will refund the entire hire fee. What are you waiting for?

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