Common Mercedes-Benz Gearbox Problems
A closer look at Mercedes automatic gearbox problems with the 1960s - 1990s transmissions. Coal-face advice from some of the UK's [...]
Common Gearbox Problems For 80s and 90s Mercedes-Benz.
Britain's leading technical team gives us a rundown on common problems with 1980s and 1990s Mercedes-Benz gearboxes. The future classic – [...]
60 years of the 230SL – the Most Important SL of All?
Alex Riley, Comedian, Presenter of The Car Years and former script writer turned Top Gear Presenter gives an honest and heart-warming [...]
Mercedes W113 Pagoda 230 – 280 SL Buying Guide
When the Pagoda arrived in 1963, it had a huge role to play in the future of Mercedes-Benz’s luxury and sports car [...]
Mercedes 280 SL or SL 280, which is correct?
It’s a common phrase petrolheads hear when out on the road, at shows or with friends and family. But what does [...]
Why the Mercedes Pagoda is Unrivalled
Classically beautiful or beautifully classic, the ‘Mercedes Pagoda’ SL radiates style – no wonder consumers and celebrities alike can’t get enough. Buy [...]
SLSHOP SHIFTS GEARS
Quick-Shifting into a New Era of Classic Gearbox Repair and Restoration The motorcar has taken a battering over the past decade. [...]
Mercedes 190SL Buying Guide
The Post-War Choice Launched as a prototype at the 1954 International Motor Sports Show alongside the 300SL ‘Gullwing’, the Mercedes-Benz 190SL [...]
500 SL VS 300 SL, WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE?
A question we are often asked is, what’s the difference between the 500 SL R107 and the 300 SL R107? Which [...]
Mercedes R230 Buying Guide
The Mercedes R230 SL might've slipped under the radar for many years, but it's safe to say the car's most definitely [...]
AMG’s Ascension – The 1980s & 1990s
From the imagination of two visionaries, a motorsport tour de force and major player in the 1980s Mercedes tuning scene emerged [...]
The Mercedes 250 SL Pagoda – The Forgotten Sweet Spot
Two simple letters. On their own, nondescript. Random even. But peel back that seemingly irrelevant cover page, and very quickly you [...]
A Selection of R107 SL Factory Options Explained
With assistance from one of our fine R107 500 SL showroom pieces, we outlined the optional R107 SL factory options. Owners [...]
THE Mercedes 190 SL – BIRTH OF A LEGEND
It’s the Mercedes 190 SL that kicked off the lineage as we know it. It emerged from the halcyon days of the [...]
ULEZ Efficient Classic Mercedes Cars by SLSHOP
In our recent market review, we touched upon the increasing pressures of climate change, and how it will only push the [...]
Mercedes R107 Wheels Explained
KNOWING YOUR R107 AND THE WHEEL OPTIONS The R107 SL was produced over 18 years, with very few cosmetic changes taking [...]
Eight Facts About the Mercedes-Benz R129 SL
Top of the Block: R129 SL As we move deeper into the 20th Century, one thing is clear. Car preferences are [...]
Mercedes-Benz R107 SL: Engineering Marvel to Cult Car
25/08/2021 50 Years of Pure Class, Mercedes-Benz R107 SL The Mercedes-Benz R107 SL has retained cult car status now for 50 [...]
What is E10 Fuel and can you use E10 Fuel in Older Cars?
A new grade of fuel, known as E10 will be introduced to UK motorists in September 2021. E10 fuel in old [...]
350SL, 380SL and 420SL: The history of the M116 engine and should you buy a Mercedes-Benz 420SL?
In our showroom we currently have a selection of 4.2 litre V8 Mercedes 420 SLs, in a variety of different colours. [...]
A post 86 Signal Red Full House – 300SL, 420SL, 500SL and 560SL all in stock
Launched in 1971, the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL underwent a significant update in 1986. For the last three years of production, Mercedes-Benz [...]
How to raise and lower your Mercedes-Benz SL R107 Soft top
The fabric soft top on a Mercedes-Benz R107 SL is fabulously designed and elegant, but it must be used correctly. In [...]
How to safely remove your Mercedes-Benz SL R107 Hard top
The Mercedes-Benz R107 Hardtop turns this roadster into an elegant coupe, but at 75kg, it can be quite a handful. In [...]
How to read a Mercedes-Benz R107 SL VIN plate
The basic details of your classic Mercedes-Benz SL can be deciphered from the vehicle identification plate, but where is [...]