1987 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107) #2174 Astral Silver with Blue Leather

  • Stock Number: 2174
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 500SL (R107) with Blue Leather
  • Mileage: 45900
  • Paint Colour: Astral Silver
  • Interior Colour: Royal Blue Leather
  • Year: 1987
About This Car

1987 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Astral Silver (735) with Royal Blue Leather (272) and Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (5010)

45,900 miles

A beautifully presented SL in desirable Astral Silver with Blue Leather interior. Combining silver coachwork with dark blue interior and fabric roof gives the SL a royal or naval appearance, a smart and imposing colour scheme.

Finding these V8 engined cars with less than 50,000 miles showing is becoming an incredible feat. To find a silver one, UK registered and Right Hand Drive really is something impressive. These cars were capable tourers, with a fantastic ability to eat miles. We have seen a great many of these with astronomical miles on the odometer, and rightly so… But for the astute buyer, the investor and the serious Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, it must be a V8 and the mileage must be respectable. The combination of colour, provenance, condition and mileage make this 500SL an excellent choice.

Having had just three owners in it’s 32 years, this low mileage car presents a great chance to own a fine looking motorcar.

This SL was purchased new by a Mr R on 1st August 1987. He adored this car for 23 years, passing it to a Mr D on 14th October 2010. Two years later in May of 2012 it was acquired by the 3rd owner, a Mr H, who purchased it from The SLSHOP.

Cared for by The SLSHOP for the last 9 years, this SL is well known to us and is a car we are very familiar with.

It comes with an impressive history file, including a well organised folder of receipts and invoices as well as almost every tax disc ever issued for the car.

Specification

238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
256 REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
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
507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
603 HEADLAMP WIPER UNIT AND OIL FOR REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, IN CANISTERS AND CONTAINERS
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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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.

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