Improve the way my R107 drives
It’s an unrivalled experience, driving an R107. The way the doors seal you into a luxurious safe space where you perch upon armchairs perfectly designed to support you at all speeds, keeping you calm and collected as the elongated bonnet pulls you into the horizon. The way the engine perks up at the turn of a key and the firm and decisive gears are secured with ease before you waft through the rev range with ease across all gears.
Designed as a capable versatile grand tourer with rigidity and structural safety surpassing some modern cars, the R107 can be a delight to drive all year round, on both short and long commutes or on route to the holiday home on the continent. The over-engineered roadster should be dynamic to drive; with a planted and reassuring presence thanks to the double-wishbone front suspension and diagonal rear swing axle.
But do YOU know exactly what the true R107 experience is?
”No better place to take your SL. Incomparable level of service, knowledge and understanding on R107s and well worth my 100 mile round trip to get my car seen by the experts. And special thanks to Mark for his specific support and communication on my car.”
CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONS
When was the last time you checked your bushes?
Your subframe bushings are essential to reduce vibrations, prevent movement and reduce the friction of components. Worn rubber bushes will cause the variety of issues, including scuttle shake when the structure of the vehicle lacks torsional stiffness, while worn rear subframe bushes will cause the vehicle to feel unpredictable at the rear. Once inspected on a ramp, we’ll be able to evidence worn bushes and advise on a timeline to replace each bushing with a choice of replacements according to your budget.
Are you struggling to hit the apex when cornering?
Precise steering is the difference between an enjoyable drive and a dangerous, terrifying one. Vague and unresponsive steering will mean your steering box needs adjusting or checking for leaks. Our craftsmen know exactly what the R107’s steering should feel like and how to achieve this. This simple adjustment will revive your love for driving your classic Mercedes.
Have you lost the spark in your relationship?
Poor engine running can cause frustration and fear. While extremely reliable and renowned for its advanced German engineering, the R107’s engine is not without its idiosyncrasies. If you’re struggling to start your R107 engine from cold, experiencing flat spots when accelerating or rough idling, your engine and associated components will need investigating and likely replacing. The engine is the beating heart of your R107 SL experience and investing in this area of your vehicle will completely reignite your ownership experience.
Do you feel mounted to your steed?
We can’t emphasise how much of a difference replacing your engine mounts makes. Gone are the vibrations, the insecure steering and the indecisive breaking. Replacing your engine mounts truly transforms the driving experience. Until you’ve tried it, you won’t know. Visit us to see how an R107 should drive…
Simple solutions to a special machine.
Our strategy is to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. We’ll work quickly and efficiently to get your car through our workshops so you can uncover what a perfected R107 drive feels like.
SLSHOP’s Sam Bailey explains what an SLSHOP Health Check is all about, what it achieves and what areas it covers. Does your SL need a health check?
Undoubtedly, the fabrication shop is the beating heart of SLSHOP. Here, our team of experts work to save cars from extinction. An R107’s structure is complex. It needs to be approached in exactly the right way. We’re proud of our fabrication team and the work they do. Ultimately, it’s the foundation that the other departments rely on.
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Why Choose SLSHOP?
As the world’s leading SL specialist, more than 10,000 SLs have passed through our workshops and showroom. As such, the level of knowledge possessed by our technical department is unsurpassed. Our service team lives and breathes on the sharp edge of the market. Undoubtedly, there’s no better place to go for advice and guidance on your SL.
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