1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107) #2230 Light Ivory with Brazil Leather

  • Stock Number: 2330
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 500SL (R107) with Brazil Leather
  • Mileage: 61826
  • Year: 1986
  • Price: £55,995

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About This Car

1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Light Ivory (623) with Brazil Leather (273) and
Light Ivory (623) hardtop with Dark Brown Fabric Soft Top (746)

61,826 miles

By 1987 the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL was just two years away from being replaced by the R129, the next revolution in the story of the world’s greatest luxurious roadster. Throughout the 18 year production run, the R107 was offered in more than 100 different exterior colours, with the interior options also being comprehensive. As tastes changed through the two-decades since production began, the bold pastel shades of the 1970s gave way to a selection of smart looking metallic and matt colours, reflecting the changing trends as world moved into the 1980s. Gone were the yellows, browns, oranges and greens, replaced by the colours we still recognise in modern brochers today – the likes of Blue Black Metallic (from 1984) and Nautical Blue Metallic (from 1984) and Impala Brown Metallic (from 1984) heralded the onset of the flash new world that the late 1980s would bring.

As the colour palette progressed, there were certain shades that would remain timeless, lasting the full length of production from 1971 to 1989. These colours were always popular, available to choose on the earliest 350SL to the very last 500SL. Light Ivory is one of those shades.

As we write in 2021 the concept of walking into a Mercedes-Benz dealership and ordering any car in Ivory might seem alien, but this wasn’t always the case. This gradual move to more modern colours is shown in the marketplace in the simple fact that we have seen a great many more pre-1986 cars in Light Ivory than cars from the last three years of production, making a post 1986 car in Light Ivory quite a rare proposition.

On top of the rare paintwork outside, the interior of this 500SL perfectly compliments the colour with another rare shade that we seldom see. Brazil Brown Leather has appeared in our showroom just a handful of times across the many hundreds of R107 SLs that we have rehomed.

Here we have a beautiful car, in a wonderful and rare colour combination, complete with the range-topping 5.0 litre V8 engine and an enviable service and maintenance record.

Built in December of 1986 and registered in 1987 on an ‘E’ prefix (1986 would have been ‘D’), this car covered just 19,000 miles in the first decade on our roads. Between 1996 and 2006 a further 20,000 miles were added to the odometer, before usage decreased but remained consistent. Here at SLSHOP we love to find cars that are used sparingly and carefully but loved and adored, ownership hallmarks that usually result in an impeccable MOT history documented by consistent increases in the stated mileage.

This rare car shows all the signs of being loved throughout it’s life, an unusual colour that would be a brave choice in a showroom today but that looks simply fantastic on this iconic shape of SL. We are unlikely to find another quite like it.

Service History
16,323 miles3rd May 1995
19,119 miles25th April 1996
21,791 miles16th April 1997
24,326 miles16th April 1998
27,283 miles12th May 1999
30,469 miles8th May 2000
36,563 miles9th May 2001
40,183 miles22nd April 2002
45,118 miles4th May 2003
46,998 miles6th May 2004
48,324 miles24th May 2005
48,910 miles26th May 2006
50,267 miles25th May 2007
50,420 miles22nd May 2008
50,558 miles28th April 2009
51,427 miles26th May 2010
52,179 miles24th May 2011
54,027 miles
22nd February 2013
57,229 miles
10th February 2014
57,495 miles30th June 2014
59,233 miles4th June 2015
59,857 miles8th July 2016
60,496 miles12th July 2017
61,100 miles7th August 2018
61,396 miles22nd July 2019
61,557 miles
17th March 2021

 

MOT History
199516,323 miles
199619,119 miles
199721,791 miles
199824,326 miles
199927,283 miles
200030,469 miles
200136,563 miles
200240,183 miles
200345,118 miles
200446,998 miles
200548,324 miles
200648,910 miles
200750,267 miles
200850,420 miles
200950,558 miles
201051,247 miles
201152,179 miles
201354,027 miles
201457,229 miles
201457,495 miles
201559,233 miles
201659,857 miles
201760,496 miles
201861,100 miles
201961,396 miles
202161,557 miles
202161,826 miles
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
746 FOLDING TOP FABRIC 8023, DARK BROWN

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!

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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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