1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107) #2091 Arctic White with Blue Leather *SOLD*

  • Stock Number: 2091
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 500SL (R107) with Blue Leather
  • Mileage: 85991
  • Paint Colour: Arctic White
  • Interior Colour: Blue Leather
  • Year: 1988
About This Car

1988 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Arctic White (147) with Blue Leather (272) with
Arctic White Hardtop (147) and Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (5010)

85,991 miles

Back in 1988 a Mercedes-Benz 500SL was more than just a status symbol, it was the pinnacle of fine motoring. Any R107 SL was an expensive investment in those days, with a list price of £41,700 before options. The car shown here took a generous helping from the option list, including Air Conditioning, Leather (with Rear Seats), Heated Front Seats, Outside Air Temperature Gauge and Under shields.

These added a further £4,000 to the list price, giving an equivalent total in today’s money of more than £120,000.

In 2011 ownership of this high specification car fell to an enthusiast, a gent who had owned a string of fine Mercedes-Benz cars. One year into his ownership he embarked on a program of significant improvement, with the engine having some major works including replacement of the timing belt. Cosmetically the car was given a complete restoration, stripped to bare metal and put back together with genuine Mercedes-Benz parts. The Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette Article written by a former keeper proudly proclaims “I am now the proud owner of a classic Mercedes with absolutely no rust or filler in the body, a silky smooth running engine and a totally original interior”.

A print out of this article is present in the history, file which in itself is as comprehensive as the restoration work. A significant file of paperwork accompanies the car, including photos of the work completed and an original manufacturer brochure. Along with the comprehensive box of documents there is the original and factory correct plastic wallet, containing the owners manual, books and guides.

This is a chance to acquire a late model 500SL for a fraction of what it would cost to undertake a cosmetic restoration of such magnitude today. This exceptional 500SL is ready to be used and enjoyed, a high specification car ready and prepared to take on both hot and cold climates.

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 AFS Motor Engineers Elgerton

 

Specification

238 URBAN DRIVING LIGHTS UK
240 OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
256 REAR AXLE WITH LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL
272A LEATHER PERFORATED BLUE
341 ADDITIONAL FLASHING LIGHTS
362 RIGHT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLE ACCORDING TO EC REGULATION (CONTROL CODE)
440 CRUISE CONTROL
461 INSTRUMENTS IN ENGLISH
481 UNDER PROTECTION
507 EXTERIOR MIRROR LEFT + RIGHT HEATABLE (LEFT ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE)
524 PAINT PRESERVATION
565 REAR SEATS FOR SL TYPES
580 AIR CONDITIONER
592 THERMAL INSULATING GREEN GLASS ALL AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW, BAND FILTER
600 HEADLIGHT CLEANING SYSTEM
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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Your classic Mercedes-Benz story starts right here at The SLSHOP, just like it did for these proud owners. Click the images to read each customer story.

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