We thought a little blog was in order as our showroom currently has a full house… meaning we have in stock at least one of each badge designation the R107 SL wore during it’s lifetime. In numerical order these badges were 280SL, 300SL, 350SL, 380SL, 420SL, 500SL and 560SL.
R107 Engine Timeline:
R107 SL Production began in 1971 with the 280SL, 350SL and 450SL.
In 1980 the 350SL and 450SL were replaced by the 380SL and 500SL.
In late 1985 the 280SL was replaced by a new 300SL, and the 380SL by the 420 SL.
The 500SL engine continued and a new 5.6 litre V8 was added for export markets, notably the USA and Japan.
Our Stock – A Full Range
Classic White (737O) with Black MB Tex (151)
Diamond Blue (355) with Mushroom Sports Check (075)
Brilliant Red (525U) with Black Leather
Light Ivory (623) with Palomino Leather (274)
Astral Silver (735) with Grey Leather (278)
Champagne Metallic (473) with Black Sports Check interior (031)
Pine Green (254) with Beige Leather (275)
Blue-Black Metallic (199) with Palomino Leather (274)
Want to know more about factory fitted options and prices when new for cars built from 1986-1989? Check out the links below: