1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) #2188 Impala Brown with Mushroom Leather

  • Stock Number: 2188
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 300SL (R107)
  • Mileage: 52000
  • Paint Colour: Brown
  • Interior Colour: 275 Mushroom leather
  • Year: 1988
About This Car

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107)

52,000 miles

Impala Brown Metallic (441) with Mushroom Leather (275) and Dark Brown Fabric Soft Top (8023)

Impala Brown was the 12th different shade of brown offered throughout R107 production, available only for the last 3 years of production. This beautiful metallic shade was ahead of it’s time, a colour that wouldn’t look our of place in the glossy brochures of modern Mercedes-Benz cars.

Metallic paint isn’t the only expensive option that this 1988 300SL boasts. With the Mushroom Leather, Outside Temperature Gauge, Paintwork Preservation, Fire Extinguisher and Heated Rear View Mirrors, the total purchase price of this car in 1988 came to just over £36,155. That equates to £97,278 in today’s money, one reassuringly expensive classic Mercedes-Benz.

Showing just 52,000 miles from new, this superb R107 SL is a truly excellent example. There is an impressive history file present with the car, containing more than 80 documents, including the original purchase invoice. All services have been performed by Mercedes-Benz main dealers, as evidenced by the invoices. The documentation for this 300SL spans three folders, proof of careful stewardship and a tradition that the next owner should most certainly continue.

Specification

238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
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
600 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER
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!

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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