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1987 Mercedes Benz R107 300SL with Black/Charcoal Cloth (071)

Signal Red (568) with Black/Charcoal Cloth (071) / 300SL

Principal Facts:

Immaculate, show winning factory original 300SL with Signal Red paintwork. Presents and drives like a R107 of a fraction of its mileage due to the condition of all its original materials, perfect factory panel gaps and the fastidious maintenance conducted over the years.

This example has been known to (and maintained by) us since 2017. A fine example of a late six-cylinder R107 SL with all the right history stamps.

This 300SL has attractive Black/Charcoal cloth interior trim, flanked by black vinyl. It’s a sporty mix that makes a change from the usual black or beige leather and ages exceedingly well when kept as carefully as this vehicle. We’ve also carried out a fair bit of upkeep maintenance and servicing on this car over recent years and therefore know it’s a great example, ready to be enjoyed with confidence.

With a service history most owners of old cars can only dream of and with £1000s spent recently bringing back the fizz to the driving experience, there’s an awful lot to recommend this 300SL. Add superb condition inside and out, with the most beautiful original paint lustre and you’ve got a winner.

Condition Synopsis:

The paint and panels along this SL’s long slab-sided flanks still look superb and coupled with its showing success, the previous owner has avoided any smart repair/respray work while only driving the car in good weather. A small scratch (touched-up) to the passenger door is the only imperfection visible. Chrome remains in excellent order throughout with a highly-polished shine reflecting one’s surroundings with ease. The glass is all clear and free from chips or damage of any kind. The engine bay has been detailed to perfection and really sets off the powerplant and its ancillaries. The fluid reservoirs, air intakes and plenum cover plastics all look as new, all of which is framed by brand-new insulation to the underside of the bonnet. Underneath proper looks clean, tidy and straight, especially the all-important sills, floors and kick panels.

History File:

Plenty to get stuck into here, as this SL’s enjoyed extremely careful owners over the years. The previous owner (for the last 10 years) only selling due to a house move. More recently, we were tasked with sharpening up the driving experience, or at least returning it to how Mercedes-Benz intended, replacing anti-roll bar and subframe bushes; transforming the feel of the front end in the process.  The previous owner has documented that the car won show prizes every time it was entered, including 1st place in the 80’s class at the Blenheim Palace concours and “Car of the Show” at the 150+ Naunton Classic show competing against far more exotic and expensive machinery. In all cases the judges admired it for its excellent factory condition both on the exterior and inside.

SLSHOP Summary:

An SL that needs to be viewed due to its magnificent factory appearance complimenting its correct, tight driving experience and a fastidious maintenance history. An excellent correct period-style Blaupunkt Bremen was added by us back in 2020  carrying updated Bluetooth and DAB capability, greatly enhancing the car’s in-car entertainment. This stunning R107 provides an excellent value purchase for the discerning enthusiast, with similar factory condition only generally being available for a significantly higher price in very low mileage cars.  
  • 79827
  • 1987
  • Automatic
  • Signal Red (568)
  • Black/Charcoal Cloth (071)
  • Petrol
  • Not Exempt

Inspection Report

Report Synopsis: Fantastic condition for a car of this mileage




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