2017 Mercedes Benz R107 500SL with Beige Leather (275)
Nautical Blue (929) with Beige Leather (275) / 500SL
This is one very special car that’s something akin to our magnum opus. A total SLSHOP Sportline build from scratch, this car started life as a South African supplied 1987 500SL but has since been transformed into our unique take on the ultimate driver’s R107, the Sportline S.
There’s very little on this SL that hasn’t been upgraded or massaged in some way or another, though the work carried out has been done with the deftest of touches. To look at, you’d be hard pressed to pull it out of a crowd of other standard R107s, though that’s the whole point; this car lets its performance do the talking…
A 500SL with the performance and handling to equal or exceed a contemporary Porsche 911 was largely a dream back in the late 1980s. Unless you went to Affalterbach and spent a small fortune with AMG, there wasn’t really any chance of getting near to that German sports car benchmark.
We’ve changed all that with our Sportline upgrades, giving you the chance to enjoy the power and handling of a more focused driver’s car, without ruining the aesthetic charm or touring abilities intrinsic to the R107. With this Sportline S, you really can enjoy the best of both worlds.