1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) #2087 Nautic Blue with Grey Leather

  • Stock Number: 2087
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 300SL (R107) with Grey Leather
  • Mileage: 25000
  • Paint Colour: Nautic Blue
  • Interior Colour: Grey Leather 278
  • Year: 1988
About This Car

1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 300 SL

Nautic Blue Metallic (929) with Grey Leather (278) and Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (5010)

25,000 miles

There are certain colours that collectors, investors and enthusiasts gravitate to above all others. For a Mercedes-Benz R107 SL, Nautic Blue is one of those colours. Matched here with Grey Leather, the end result is a smart, regal looking classic car that wears it’s chrome with pride. There is something about the way the Nautic Blue finish is complimented by the chrome. The light interior completes the package, with the darker shades of wood giving the cabin an air of opulence and class.

Nautic Blue has always been a popular R107 shade, but this car matches a highly desirable colour combination with exceptional provenance and incredibly low mileage – the complete picture of a superb SL.

This late 1987 car (registered 1988) shows just 25,000 miles – an average of less than 850 miles per year.

The official records for this car detail it as a 4 owner vehicle, though documents on file show that it is really a two owner car.

From 1988 to 1994 this car was owned by Mr P, before ownership transferred to his wife Mrs P.

From 1994 to 2016 it was owned by Mrs P, during which time it wore a 5 digit cherished numberplate.

From 2016 to 2018 ownership was transferred to Slades Garage, a company owned by a Mr T

From 2016 to 2019 Mr T registered the car in his own name.

All of this information is documented in the file, shown by old V5 certificates and paperwork.

Services are detailed as 844 miles, 4,044 miles, 8,256 miles, 12,108 miles, 14,873 miles, 16,976 miles, 19,721 miles, 21,069 miles, 22,684 miles, 24,163 miles, 24,505 miles and 25,737 miles. An unbroken service record and a superb MOT history. This car has been on the road and MOT’d religiously from new. Also present with the car is the original book pack and original PDI certificate.

Inside and out this car is in remarkable condition, still retaining that distinctive ‘SL smell’.

A highly original SL with clear ownership history now ready for a new long keeper.

Specification

1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 300 SL

FIN WDB1070412A079205
Model 300 SL
Engine 103982 22 007116
Transmission 722322 03 020702
Order Number 0 7 537 18268
Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
Interior LEATHER – GRAY (278)
Paint 1 NAUTICAL BLUE METALLIC (929O)
Paint 2 NAUTICAL BLUE METALLIC (929O)
Approx. Build Date 1987-11

238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
260 TYPE DESTINATION ON TRUNK LID – ELIMINATION
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)
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
583 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
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!

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