1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) #2178
- Stock Number: 2178
- Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 300SL (R107) just 14,000 miles
- Mileage: 14331
- Paint Colour: Blue/Black
- Interior Colour: Grey Leather
- Year: 1989
- Price: £78,995
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About This Car
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107)
Blue Black Metallic (199) with Grey Leather (278) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)
An incredibly rare car. Finding a black R107 is becoming harder to do, so to find a 300SL with less than 15,000 miles on the clock makes this a rather special example.
Blue Black Metallic is a beautiful colour, more grey than a gloss black with the metallic giving it an extra layer of shine. It’s a softer and more forgiving colour than a pure black shade.
The exterior coachwork is ideally suited to the attractive grey leather interior. Not only did the first owner equip this car with factory rear seats, but they also opted for metallic paint with paint preservation. These were expensive optional extras back in 1989.
Purchased new by the owner of Jacksons Mercedes-Benz Jersey, this car has always been registered in Leicestershire and registered in the owner’s wife’s name – there is a letter on file with the car to this effect. The car was owned by Mrs P until August this year, an ownership tenure of some 30 years and 5 months!
The car was given to Mrs P as a gift from her husband, to be used as Mrs P’s personal vehicle. It remained in Mrs P’s garage and saw very little use for several years. In 2014 the car was recommissioned by a Mercedes-Benz dealer, and it has been MOTd annually since then. After many years of careful stewardship, Mrs P decided to part with the car as it was no longer being used.
An almost complete MOT history accompanies the car, with certificates dating back to 1993. Also on file are documents detailing almost £2,000 spent recommissioning the car in 2014 with a further £5,000 spent in 2019 to address minor issues with surface corrosion and to ensure longevity of the car.
A wonderful looking low mileage SL ready for a new custodian.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107)
Model 300 SL
Engine 103982 22 010010
Transmission 722322 03 207237
Order Number 0 9 537 51056
Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
Interior LEATHER – GRAY (278)
Paint 1 BLUE-BLACK – METALLIC PAINT (199O)
Paint 2 BLUE-BLACK – METALLIC PAINT (199O)
Approx. Build Date 1989-02
238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION
565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
583 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001
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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.
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