1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 300 SL #2335

Astral Silver with Blue MB Tex / 300 SL

£119,995

SLSHOP showroom listing

Overview of this Mercedes-Benz

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.

Condition:

This Mercedes-Benz has been hand-picked by SLSHOP’s sales team due to its high calibre status. Every inch of this vehicle’s exterior, interior and mechanicals have been inspected by SLSHOP’s workshops to ensure the vehicle meets our world leading standards. While every effort has been made to offer pristine vehicles, there will be some age-related marks, unless otherwise stated.

History:

PDI 10th August 1988
Mercedes-Benz Colingdale
1,455 km 904 miles 18th August 1988
Normand Cruickshank Mercedes-Benz
10,046 km 6,242 miles 17th July 1989
Macclesfield Mercedes-Benz
20,343 km 12,640 miles 10th July 1990
Macclesfield Mercedes-Benz
26,267 km 16,321 miles 24th May 1993
Macclesfield Mercedes-Benz
29,265 km 18,184 miles 21st March 1995
Macclesfield Mercedes-Benz
33,822 km 21,016 miles 26th September 2000 Hillcrest Garage
34,520 km 21,449 miles 31st October 2001 Hillcrest Garage
35,077 km 21,795 miles 18th June 2003 Hillcrest Garage
35,362 km 21,972 miles 6th August 2004 Hillcrest Garage
36,011 km 22,376 miles 11th February 2005 Hillcrest Garage
39,089 km 24,288 miles 16th August 2006
Automerc Service Ltd London
41,922 km 26,049 miles 28th April 2008
Automerc Service Ltd London
42,481 km 26,396 miles 6th April 2009
Automerc Service Ltd London
44,352 km 27,559 miles 13th April 2010
Automerc Service Ltd London
46,818 km 29,091 miles 3rd May 2011
Automerc Service Ltd London
47,921 km 29,776 miles 26th April 2012
Automerc Service Ltd London
48,155 km 29,922 miles 25th April 2013
Automerc Service Ltd London
49,928 miles 31,024 miles 15th March 2021
KIENLE Automobiletechnik GMBH

Optional Extras:

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

£119,995

About The Mercedes-Benz

  • 31024
  • 1988
  • Manual
  • Astral Silver
  • Blue MB Tex
  • Petrol

SLSHOP SHORWOOM:

Our world-leading collection of vehicles, our unrivalled warranty and servicing plans, our award-winning craftsmen and our dedication to the Mercedes-Benz community. These are the reasons we have sold over 1000 cars to enthusiasts and collectors based in over 100 different countries.

WHY CHOOSE SLSHOP?

UNRIVALLED STANDARDS

Each Mercedes-Benz sold by SLSHOP is unrivalled in condition and usability. Our experts have prepared the vehicle for you to use and enjoy for years to come.

LEARN MORE
12 MONTH WARRANTY

Benefit from a unique 12 month mechanical and transmission warranty, as well as a 36 month Bulk Head warranty.

LEARN MORE
CARE SERVICING PLAN

Take advantage of our industry leading certified servicing investment plan. CARE removes the hassle from routine servicing and give you access to exclusive benefits.

LEARN MORE

BOOK A VIEWING &
CONSULTATION

Meet our model experts for a one-to-one consultation to discuss your desired specification, your enjoyment and financial objectives.

BOOK HERE
PREPARED BY EXPERT CRAFTSMEN

Our award winning craftsmen spend hours preparing your Mercedes-Benz, inspecting every detail to ensure your new Mercedes-Benz meets yours and our world-leading standards.

MORE THAN JUST A SHOWROOM

Join our family – SLSHOP, it’s a way of life. Buying a Mercedes-Benz from SLSHOP gives you immediate access to our community of enthusiasts. Take part in tours around the UK, or join us for a Petrolhead Pilgrimage to Mercedes-Benz World.

SELL YOUR CLASSIC MERCEDES-BENZ HERE

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Discover everything you need to know about Mercedes-Benz SLs with the world’s largest specialist. An exhaustive source of information for buying, selling and owning a classic Mercedes-Benz SL.

CLASSIC MERCEDES MARKET

Stay informed with our quarterly assessment of the classic Mercedes-Benz market, as we un-pick the trends across our core models as well as the wider Mercedes-Benz model range.

VISIT JOURNAL

CLASSIC MERCEDES BUYING GUIDES

We outline what to look for when considering making a purchase of a Mercedes-Benz SL. Visit SLSHOP Journal for the most extensive inventory of Mercedes-Benz content.

VISIT JOURNAL
Frequently Asked Questions
SLSHOP VERIFIED CAR FAQ