1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107) #2317 Arctic White with Mid Red Leather

  • Stock Number: 2317
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 500SL (R107) with Mid Red Leather
  • Mileage: 45000
  • Paint Colour: Arctic White
  • Interior Colour: Mid Red Leather
  • Year: 1988
  • Price: £57,995

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About This Car

1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Arctic White (147) with Medium Red Leather (277)
Arctic White (147) Hardtop and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)*

*now replaced by a superb new deep red soft top, which suits the car fantastically.

45,000 miles

The avid SLSHOP website reader would be mistaken for presuming this car has just landed from the exotic shores of Florida, Los Angeles or  Cape Town, the combination of white exterior and deep red interior with white wall tyres alluding to a life of luxury on foreign shores…. not so. This superb car was ordered new in the United Kingdom as a Right Hand Drive 5.0 litre V8, built in April of 1988.

Traditionally, British buyers would shy away from a colour as bold as White with Red, a fact that explains why we see very few Right Hand Drive cars with Mid Red Leather. In recent years we can recall just two or three cars complete with this option, although it has to be said that a Fir Green Leather Interior makes Medium Red seem common… The mid-red over white option that is fitted to this car gives this particular SL an air of opulence and class..

Not only is the specification desirable, but the 5.0 litre V8 engine also means this car has cruise control, limited slip differential and headlamp wash wipe as standard. Cost options fitted when new include the leather with rear seating and paintwork preservation.

There is also air conditioning, making this car the perfect candidate for those long European road trips.

A beautiful, unusual and rare car in a wonderful colour combination. Don’t miss out on this 500SL.

Specification

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

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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