1986 MERCEDES-BENZ R107 300SL #1970

  • Stock Number: 1970
  • Make / Model: MERCEDES-BENZ / R107 300SL
  • Paint Colour: Astral Silver
  • Interior Colour: Cream Sports Check
  • Year: 1986
  • Price: £37,995

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Description

This late model 300SL is from the last 3 years of SL production, which many consider to be the finest examples.

Cars built from 1986 to 1989 featured upgraded brakes with 4 pot callipers and larger discs, a galvanised chasis and improved suspension. These late model cars have improved handling over earlier variants, and feature faster changing automatic transmissions.

Car History

This 300SL was registered new on April 16th 1986, and stayed with the first owner for 8 years until 1994. After purchasing the car in 1994, the second owner cared for the car for 12 years until 2012. It moved to a third owner in 2012, who kept the car four years until 2016. We are now offering this car for sale on behalf of the current owner who has taken care of it since June 2016.

The service book shows an impressive 21 service stamps, including two from The SL Shop. We have known this car for a number of years – it had it’s first service with us in 2012.

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.

Proud Owners

Your classic Mercedes-Benz story starts right here at The SLSHOP, just like it did for these proud owners. Click the images to read each customer story.

Proud Owners: Mark & Rebecca

Proud Owners: Mark & Rebecca
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Proud Owners: Lee Downing

Proud Owners: Lee Downing
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Proud Owners: Lee Crease

Proud Owners: Lee Crease
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Proud Owners: Jonathan Buckingham

Proud Owners: Jonathan Buckingham
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