1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) #2041 Arctic White with Blue Check

  • Stock Number: 2041
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 300SL (R107) with Blue Fabric
  • Mileage: 44000
  • Paint Colour: White
  • Interior Colour: Blue Fabric
  • Year: 1986
About This Car

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107)

Arctic White (147) with Blue Sports Check (072) and Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (5010)

44,000 miles

(more photos of the car are available than are shown on the website. Please email Joe for the full photo suite)

When the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL was launched in 1971, the first shade of White that buyers could choose was ‘White 050’. This was replaced in 1975 by ‘Classic White 737’, which enjoyed a decade as an available option before being updated in 1985 by ‘Arctic White 147’. This new shade would stay with the SL until production ended in 1989, a fresher, sharper, brighter shade of white for the final few years of production.

This is a rare colour to find on an R107 SL, complimented best by a blue interior combined with a blue roof – illustrated by the car shown here.

Coming from long term ownership, the current registered keeper purchased this car twenty years ago, in February 2000 when the mileage was 39.000. In two decades of careful use the car has covered just 5,000 miles more, with an odometer reading today of 44,000 miles.

First appearing on our radar in 2016, the car arrived for a Health Check and subsequently underwent a significant amount of rectification work. When the decision was made to find a new owner for the car, further work commenced, including rear discs and pads, front pads, new engine mountings, new headlight wiper arms and two Michelin tyres. The car was given both an engine and gearbox service along with a complete clean down of all drainage holes. Between 2016 and 2018 some £6,000 has been spent on bringing this car to the superb standard in which it now sits, and we can attest that this car starts and drives exactly as a good quality SL should.

Equipped with some choice options from the factory, this is a very interesting specification SL. It boasts Cruise Control and Headlamp Wash / Wipe, both standard on the 500SL but cost options on a 300SL. There is also the benefit of rear seats, turning the R107 SL into a more practical four seater – albeit for small passengers, or very temporary use!

This is a very smart, low mileage SL in a rare colour – a car coming from long term careful ownership, and one that we have known for the last five years. A lovely car to look at, and beautiful to drive.

Specification

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
470 ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
583 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
600 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010

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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