1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (W107)

Only 42,800 miles from new with an excellent service history; detailed and highly favourable 27-page engineer's report included; a gorgeous example of this blue chip classic

Widely regarded as the pick of the 107 Series range, the 300SL came out in 1985 and had a creamy smooth 3.0 straight-six producing 188bhp and 191lb/ft which made it good for 0-60 in 9.6 seconds with a top speed of 130mph. Almost as quick as the larger V8 models, it was not only more economical but also handled better thanks to improved weight distribution.

First registered in November 1986, this gorgeous 300SL is finished in Surf Blue with Alpaca Gray leather seats. It has covered only 42,877 miles to date in the hands of nine owners, our vendor buying it from Kenny Dunn Motors of Edinburgh in February 2017.

Before he acquired the car, our vendor had it inspected by Elite Inspections who produced a detailed and highly favourable 27-page engineer’s report in November 2016 when the car had covered 41,507 miles. This included camera bore scope inspection of the bulkhead/scuttle panel which found no signs of damage or corrosion. This report can be viewed in the history file and can be emailed to potential bidders on request.

The report also contained a summary of the service history which recorded 16 stamps in the book up to 41,309 miles in March 2016 but sadly the actual service book has since gone missing. However, there are over 70 invoices on file which chart meticulous upkeep from new (much of it at M-B main agents), including invoices for at least another two services since March 2016 and another for professional waxoil treatment to the underside in January 2017. It was last serviced by Mercedes specialist Gerry Doverman of Hereford in June 2020 and has done just over 200 miles since.

The history file also contains the original data card for the car, an owner’s handbook, a guide to the Alpine radio/CD, a period sales brochure and no fewer than 23 old MOTs to warrant the mileage. The current MOT runs to April 2023 with just one advisory for a minor oil leak. A stand for the hard top is also included, along with a clever mechanism which makes removing the hard top from the car a one-man rather than two-man job. The canvas soft top is also present and in excellent condition. There is also a wind deflector and an indoor car cover.

Always kept in a heated garage in the current six-year ownership and used in fine weather only, the car looks absolutely wonderful and has been starting promptly and running beautifully as we have moved it around on site. 

Good, low-mileage 300SLs are getting thin on the ground these days and it could be a long time before you see another as nice as this.   

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]

Reg No: D210WCF
Chassis Number: WDB1070412A058332
Engine Number: 10398222004256
Engine Size: 2962cc
Docs: V5C; older V5C x 2; older V5; MOT April 2023 with one advisory; 23 old MOTs; owner's handbook; many invoices; M-B data card; period sales brochure; engineer's report

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £35,000-40,000

Lot 103

Lot ended

Wednesday 14/09/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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