As December pushes onward at an alarming rate, it’s time to embrace the season and indulge in a little festivity. Sure, the same songs have been on repeat since mid November and we really don’t wish it could be Christmas every day, but after what for many people has been a difficult year, lets revel in an opportunity to enjoy ourselves and see friends and family.
Christmas traditions are an important thing, little activities that tie families together around the Christmas tree, or around the television with the fire crackling and a glass of something seasonal in hand… Baileys over Ice, or a Mulled Wine, perhaps…
Your television set might already have premiered the first showing of Home Alone for 2021, but did you know the set designers went to great lengths to ensure the entire film had a Christmas feel thanks to careful employment of colours?
From the opening scene throughout the movie, the reds, golds, greens, silvers and whites are always present. One has to ask, does anyone really decorate a house like that? With these festive colours in mind, here’s our Christmas selection box from the current showroom offering in Red, Silver, Green and White…. A beautiful array of seasonal colours!
Kicking off proceedings with the red car in our round up of Christmas Crackers, we have stock number 2301, a beautiful and rare 280SLC of 1981 vintage. This delightfully low mileage car is a rare thing indeed, being one of just a handful of SLCs to go through our showroom in recent years. These cars are fast becoming icons, with interest and enthusiasm in the big Coupe growing at quite a rate. The fixed roof and large opening sunroof make it the perfect winter cruiser, with extra space for those growing little elves to travel in comfort behind the driver.
1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SLC | 33,000 miles | £46,995
Our silver tinsel to adorn the SLSHOP Christmas Tree has to be the Kienle restored R107 300SL, the perfect car for Christmas thanks to it’s wish-list specification. Rebuilt from the ground up by one of the best Mercedes-Benz restoration houses in Germany, this car would cost significantly more than the asking price to build from scratch. The bodywork, interior, underneath and engine are good enough to eat your dinner off… But no cranberry sauce inside the car, please.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL | 31,000 miles | £119,995
The perfect Green car for our Christmas roundup is this Moss Green with Cognac 280SL from 1968. In the last two years particularly, the interest in (and value of ) the 1960s and early 70s Pagoda SL has been on an unstoppable march. A right hand drive 280SL is on everyone’s Christmas list, and they don’t come much more desirable than this one. With the beautifully contrasting colours giving a feeling of sophistication, this UK supplied 280SL is ready to be enjoyed.
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL | 149,995
We’re spoilt for choice for white cars in our showroom right now, with a selection of very different R107s to choose from. There’s an Arctic White 500SL with Mid Red Leather and an Arctic White 300SL with beautiful beige interior, but it is this early 500SL in Classic White that wins the toss. With that sublime V8 engine, those characteristic Mexican Hat alloy wheels and the way the chrome sparkles against the paintwork, this car is really rather special. With low mileage and from long term ownership, could this be the SL to fit in your stocking on Christmas Day?
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL | 46,000 miles | £45,995
From all of us here at SLSHOP, we wish you a happy Christmas and New Year ; we look forward to welcoming you into our showroom over the course of 2022. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for January, contact [email protected] to avoid disappointment.