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The SL Shop Experience: Race & Rally

Race & Rally Preparation

It’s a fresh crisp morning, the air is cold but the coffee in your hands and the cylinders firing all around the paddock are most certainly not. You’re 10 minutes from the start and preparing to climb into a 1980s Mercedes-Benz roadster that’s lined up with some of the best looking Jaguars, Morgans and Porsches of the last 30 years. And the best part… it’s not about the winning, it’s the taking part you’re here for.

This is classic motor racing. It’s passionate, it’s decadent and it’s elegant, but it’s still about making up that extra tenth at the third corner. Elegance, style and class are words synonymous with the R107 SL, but durable, dependable and indestructible are equally appropriate.

The SL makes a superb choice for rallies and races on all terrain.

Whether you want to use your SL to race across harsh deserts of the Middle East, or compete in a UK or European circuit series, we can supply, prepare and build a competitive classic Mercedes-Benz for your enjoyment.

Close-up of an SL Shop Mercedes-Benz SportLine engine
An SL Shop Mercedes-Benz 107 driving down a dusty mountain track
A red and black SL Shop Mercedes-Benz 107 500SL race car
A red SL Shop Mercedes-Benz R107 SL on a race track
How Can We Help?

1. Road Rally Preparation

The SL is an ideal vehicle for road rallies, being reliable, dependable and well built. It’s also capable of maintaining high speeds over great distances. If you are entering a road rally here in the UK or further afield, we can prepare your car for any eventuality. Starting with a health check, we can assess your vehicle and work with you to get the car to where you need it to be, ready for the event. We’ll even deliver the car to the start line if you require.

2. Race Preparation

For those of you wanting to push the SL a little harder, race preparation is the next step. By establishing the requirements for your chosen race or race series, we can build a car to your own specification for you to campaign. We’ll ensure that it is safe, eligible and competitive. We can also build a bespoke support package depending on the number of races in the series.

3. Rent our Race Car

Why not use our own race car to campaign for one event or a season? We have a fully prepared V8 R107 racer that can be used for a variety of events. Renting our race car includes a full day of testing if required, as well as driver coaching, fuel, tyres… Everything except the entry to the race itself! This is a bespoke package, and no two races are the same. If you’d like to speak with us about using our expertise and our race car with one of your own drivers, please contact us. We would love to discuss the opportunity to get you racing.

Want to know more about any of our Experience options? Contact our team at [email protected]