1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 500 SL with Mid Red Leather
Smoke Silver with Mid Red Leather / 500 SL
1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)
Smoke Silver Metallic (702) with Mid Red Leather (277) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)
There are some colour combinations that stand the test of time, and a dark exterior matched to a deep red interior really is one of those enduring partnerships.
With a colour scheme that looks fresh out of the pages of a 2020 Mercedes-Benz brochure, this handsome 1988 SL is a feast for the eyes. A mighty 5.0 litre V8 engine adorns the engine bay, one that’s covered just 67,000 miles in 32 years.
Metallic Paint was standard for 500SL models (a cost option for both 300SL and 420SL variants) but the Leather Seating and Rear Seats are two expensive options that this car enjoys. All those years ago the purchase price of this car would have been a shade over £42,000, giving it an equivalent ‘new’ price in 2020 of well over £110,000.
This car has a full, documented, impressive service history folder contained within a large file. There are many receipts, invoices and MOT certificates present. The original factory leather wallet is present along with all original books and manuals.
A detailed top sheet prepared by a previous owner shows all mileage intervals for services and repairs, including every change of ownership. It is clear from delving into the history file that this car has always been well cherished.
An opportunity to acquire an iconic five-litre V8 engined R107 SL in one of the ultimate exterior colours, complimented by a rare and desirable interior.
This is not a car we stumble across every day. Not to be missed.
238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
256 REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
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
565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
603 HEADLAMP WIPER UNIT AND OIL FOR REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, IN CANISTERS AND CONTAINERS
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001
- Smoke Silver
- Mid Red Leather