1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) #2335 Astral Silver with Blue MB Tex

  • Stock Number: 2335
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 300SL (R107) with Blue MB Tex
  • Mileage: 31024
  • Year: 1988
  • Price: £119,995

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About This Car

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) 

Astral Silver Metallic (735) with Blue MB Tex (172) and
Astral Silver Metallic (735) Hardtop with Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (744)

31,000 miles

This exceptional car is one third of a small collection of silver coupes commissioned by the current owner. The goal was curate a matching set of iconic Mercedes-Benz coupes, each restored to inch perfect condition by Kienle Automobiltechnik GmbH in Germany – the end result is a trio of incredible cars…. A 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280CE Coupe (W114), 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280CE Coupe (W123) and of course a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107). The cost to build these three cars and create this collection was far more than the stated asking prices. These can be purchased individually, or all three can be secured together as a set. For more photos and information about these cars, please contact Bruce.

In 1988 a Mercedes-Benz R107 300SL left the production line at Sindelfingen, with the sale arranged by the Diplomat and Tourist Sales Department of Mercedes-Benz, paid in full on 16th August of that year. Curiously the car was fitted with everything a diplomat might require to enjoy a fine right-hand drive motorcar in a hot climate, including option codes 343 (cyclone air filter for passage through water), 481 (under shields), 585 (behr air conditioner), 677 (tropical battery), 602 (customs license plate fixture). The cyclone air filter option is not something we have seen often here at SLSHOP, this is a slightly larger air filter housing with a water outlet so any fluids can escape before reaching the filter itself. Despite the preparation for a hard life in the colonies, this 300SL never made it across the water. Instead of being shipped off to a warmer climate, it instead lived a cosseted life here in the UK – accruing just 29,000 miles where the real story begins in 2013.

Purchased from Cheshire Classic Benz for £28,500 eight years ago, this already very good, well cared for, high calibre car was then transported to Germany to be restored by Mercedes-Benz specialists KIENLE Automobiletechnik GMBH. Although the condition of the car was generally good, the new owner was committed to curating a number of Mercedes-Benz coupes and cabriolets to form a small collection of superb cars.

Work commenced to dismantle and rebuild the car to better-than-new condition, diligently undertaken by KIENLE who’s reputation for classic car restoration is superb. The end result is simply wonderful, a car that is inch perfect inside and out with the invoices to prove it – over €100,000 was spent on perfecting this car. The work was completed in Spring of 2015, after which the car was put into storage to be used and enjoyed sparingly alongside the other cars in the collection. Due to an unforeseen change in circumstances, the owner has now decided to part with all three cars as life has taken him in a different direction.

Having taken the time to inspect this car, we can verify the high quality of the workmanship. Underneath the car wants for nothing, having been properly prepared and put together with fresh nuts and bolts throughout. The engine bay is presented not only superbly but correctly, with Bruce highlighting just a handful of minor alterations that would be needed for concours purposes.

Overall this is a fantastic 300SL, one of the very finest we have seen and a chance to buy a virtually brand new 30 year old SL.

For further details and photos of the car, including the underside, please contact Bruce directly.

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Specification

341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
343 CYCLONE AIR FILTER
362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)
481 UNDERSHIELDS
507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
518 BECKER RADIO MEXICO CASSETTE FULL STEREO (AM/FM, USA)
525 No code designation available
585 BEHR AIR CONDITIONER AND ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
602 CUSTOMS LICENSE PLATE FIXTURE
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
677 TROPICAL BATTERY
685 FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND TYPE PLATE INDICATING YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION
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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