1989 Mercedes Benz R107 300SL with Beige Leather (275)
Signal Red (568) with Beige Leather (275) / 300SL
This superb low mileage and utterly original 300SL has to be one of the very best on sale. The car’s been maintained meticulously from new, with an extensive set of invoices from within the Mercedes-Benz service network; including from its supplying Normand Mayfair dealership.
The car’s condition inside and out speaks volumes regarding the level of care it’s received since new in 1989. Tracking the car’s miniscule mileage is easy as we’ve got all service documentation from new, including the supplying letter from sales manager A. R. Wrenn, confirming the car’s options and attached order form from November 1988. Provenance just doesn’t get any better than this.
There are surely few, if any, 300SLs out there as original, with fewer miles on the clock, than this one. The mileage might suggest it’s sat unused – which we all know old cars don’t suffer gladly – though this R107 seems to have enjoyed the ideal combination of sparing use with maintenance without hesitation. Its bulging history box file seems almost unbelievable for a car that’s covered fewer than 30k miles in 34 years, but you’d better believe it, it’s all here.