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1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 300SL with Beige Check (075)

Smoke Silver (702) with Beige Check (075) / 300SL

Principal Facts:

A late model 300 SL finished in Smoke Silver Metallic with a cloth interior, this car has is known to have had a replacement speedometer in the past and so whilst the photos display a milage of 39,553 the car is known to have covered closer to 120,000 miles, it’s all documented within the history. Coming with both its hardtop and a fabric roof finished in dark brown.

Coming with a comprehensive service history, with evidence of recent money spent on a recent restoration. A subsequent check over here at the SLSHOP, this 300 SL is in good overall condition, and with very, very little effort it could be improved to excellent.

Condition Synopsis:

Our technicians have gone through this car from front to back and aside from a few very minor, and easy fixes, there’s not a great deal to report. The bad bits include a few little screw holes in the interior centre console where a previous owner has had a car phone fitted, alloy wheels that would benefit from a refurbish (and fresh tyres to replace the too old rubber it’s presently sitting on) and some maintenance to the bulkhead (a clean and application of Waxoyl) as well as few things like replacement bulbs in the interior. None, tyres aside, that would stop you from enjoying driving it straight from the SLSHOP showroom to your favourite holiday destination, here or abroad. The interior is in fine fettle, as are both roofs, with the fabric roof’s windows clear and free from cracks, while everything is in order under the bonnet. The spare wheel well and boot floor could use a clean under the carpets to remove some surface corrosion, though it’s far from serious.

History File:

Plastic pockets and a ring binder is always a good sign that a car’s had at least one careful owner, and the paperwork bursting out of this car’s folder underline that everyone who’s sat in the driver’s seat in its 36-years has treated it with regular, proper maintenance. There’s an envelope, too, outlining why it’s so near perfect, with details of a restoration, where any body corrosion was repaired and the car treated to a repaint – there’s a CD in among that (remember those), which has some pictures of the areas of bodywork that were cut out and replaced. MOTs, a ton of receipts and insurance letters all attest to this car being loved, and its condition demonstrates that.

SLSHOP Summary:

As the R107 series SLs continues its upward trajectory cars like this 300 SL are increasingly appreciated, with the prices rising accordingly. That a previous owner has so recently, and comprehensively undertaken restorative work to this example is to your benefit, as it really is ready to go and be enjoyed, safe in the knowledge that you’ll not have to do anything other than usual servicing and a few other maintenance jobs. We’d plan our journey home in it via the tyre fitters, but do that and you’ll have a fine driving, great looking example of the R107.
  • 1988
  • Automatic
  • Smoke Silver (702)
  • Beige Check (075)
  • Petrol
  • Not Exempt

Inspection Report

Report Synopsis: Ready to be enjoyed straight away following significant investment by the current owner




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