Lot 215 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
|Odometer reading||37,847 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £42,000|
|Result||Sold - £37,639|
- Single family ownership from new
- Low mileage example
The Mercedes-Benz R107 SL model was launched in 1971 and continued a tradition of two-door sports tourers from the world famous German manufacturer that dates back to 1954. The car featured a two-door monocoque bodyshell with independent all-round suspension. The success and popularity of the model is borne out by the 237,287 units that were produced during the cars impressive 18 year build run.
This stunning example was purchased by our vendors father on 1st August 1987 from Greyfords Mercedes-Benz in Tooting High Street, London. Presented as it is today in metallic Nautic Blue with cream leather trim and the optional rear seats. Offered in understandably fabulous condition throughout, this car was serviced by Mercedes-Benz main dealers 12 times until 2005, at which point the car had covered 37,482 miles and it was retired to the garage to be run on sunny weekends only and kept as an investment for his children. More recently a local garage has taken care of regular servicing, the last we have found to be in 2019 when the car benefitted from a new fuel pump, filter injectors and full service alongside the MoT test certificate. This year the same garage has performed the new MoT test certificate which is valid until February 2022 and replaced the battery ready for a new owner. Inside the car there are no signs of cracks to the dashboard and the wood is in very good order, found next to the original stereo is even the original Becker demonstration cassette! This is a unique opportunity to purchase a one family-owned, original example with low mileage in stunning order, with R107 prices increasing and lower mileage cars at the forefront, viewing is strongly advised so not to miss out.
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