|Power||215bhp @ 5800rpm|
|Torque||203lb ft @ 4600rpm|
|Top speed||147-163mph depending on rear axle ratio|
|Price when new||£4393|
Description A very well maintained example of this iconic 80’s roadster. Superbly presented in the most desirable colourway, Nautical Blue with dove grey full leather, this 300sl is the most desirable spec to have a R107 in. Coming from clearly cherished ownership, this car has had a lot of care lavished upon it, including a very impressive full service record – further backed up by the way this car drives. She is still so smooth and quiet, one of the best we have driven for a long time. Being a later facelift car, she shows no signs of the dreaded rust which often plague the earlier models, areas like the heater box are in exceptionally good original condition. Fitted with a brand new soft top, a new headlining for the hardtop and recent paintwork to a very good standard, she is ready to enjoy all year round. An affordable everyday classic with so much style in the best colour combination available. An appreciating yet imminently usable 300SL.
Description This very early example of the fast appreciating R129 SL surely has to be one of the very best on the market today. A collector’s quality car, displaying just 68k, she is so original and unblemished, with very low ownership – just 1 former keeper!. Coming with original tools, handbooks, unmarked hardtop, even dealer supplied cleaning kit, this car must be seen and driven to be truly appreciated for what she is, an unmolested and cherished survivor. Fitted with the silky 3 litre six cylinder engine she has just come from a comprehensive service from our workshops, ready to take on any classic driving tour, to any show or pride of place in any collection. An exceptional example of the breed and a fast appreciating modern classic.
-Bespoke built by Mercedes for the Turin Motor Show of 1956 -Highly desirable options list including Rudge Wheels -Matching Numbers -Original factory paint colour stunning DB180 Silver -Fitted Luggage -Superb driver This car was specially made by Mercedes-Benz as a “Standwagen”, or Motor Show Display car to represent the best of Mercedes-Benz on their stand at the 1956 Turin show. It is well-known that Mercedes put particular extra effort into making these cars absolutely perfect in presentation, but also covetable in specification. Hence this car has had the following very expensive options from new:- -Rudge wheels -Beautiful Specially hand-made Nardi steering wheel, with cast-in folding hub to gain access to the Gullwing seat -Short “Sports” Gearlever -Metallic Silver paint The Rudge wheels are a very important feature. They were an extremely expensive option when the car was new, adding an extra- large percentage alone to the price. These are such a coveted option, they still add 10% to the value of a Gullwing today. Lots of Gullwings have had modern replica Rudge wheels fitted now; they are retro-fit, but add next to nothing to the value. Also, the car was finished in DB180 Silver from new for the show, because Mercedes knew it was the best colour, highlighting the Mille- Miglia and GP winning “Silver Arrows” cars. It also comes with a handbook and toolkit, fitted leather luggage, and even the original 300SL tyre pressure gauge! The car was subject to a bare-metal restoration in the U.S. some years ago, but still presents and drives beautifully. It will require some minor chassis work prior to delivery, but this is included in the purchase price. A car that continues to stun and stop people in their tracks over sixty years on. The car is EU taxes paid and UK registered.
1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster VIN: 198 042 10002637 In 1961, only two years after becoming the 49th state, Alaska took delivery of its first and only 300 SL. The roadster must have been an exotic sight sitting on the show room floor of Anchorage Studebaker, Packard, Mercedes-Benz. The lucky man who drove away with the rare treasure was Dr. William Sedwick. For the next 42 years the car would make a welcome fair weather traveling companion through the beautiful Alaska countryside for Dr. Sedwick and his wife, driving the 65 miles from Anchorage to their summer vacation home on Nancy Lake. It is believed that early during Sedwick's ownership that the original cast-iron engine failed and a factory replacement was installed. The replacement engine would be the more advanced, aluminum block version of the W198 engine that came out in 1962. This engine change would give the Roadster the same lighter front end, improved handling, and higher performance that is shared with the final 210 roadsters from late 1962-1963. In 2003, after only 45,000 miles, the car moved on to a new owner, Gordon Apker of Seattle, Washington. Mr. Apker enjoyed the 300 SL for one year before deciding to press
Mercedes 300 SL 3,0 24V aut. Equipment: aut. alu. airc. udv. temp. måler infocenter sædevarme el-ruder cd/radio læderindtræk airbag abs esp servo antispin indfarvede kofangere ikke ryger service ok Meget fin stand Hardtop Fuld servicebog kun kørt 111.000 km ring for info
1987 300SL Automatic R107 57,600 miles from new. Finished in champagne metallic(473) with cream leather interior, brown soft-top, factory hard-top, 15-hole alloy wheels, still fitted with its original Blaupunkt Oxford radio-casette. Supplied new by Mejestic Garage Ltd, Mercedes-Benz main dealer of Bournemouth to a A.P.Coackley of Swanage. This car is no stranger here at Avantgarde as having purchased her from another Bournmouth resident sometime around around 8 years ago we have supplied her to a further 2 owners. The first of which took her to reside with him in Brittany and used his local Mercedes-Benz main dealer for servicing. The last owner, a local M-B club member who regularly displayed her at shows, purchased her from us back in 2012 and has used our local trusted M-B specialist for servicing. Comes with the original handbook-pack including original stamped maintenance booklet. A nice example, well-know to us here and supplied with a comprehensive service history file. PRIVATE NUMBER PLATE NOT INCLUDED IN SALE.
--Silver with Red leather interior, Red carpeting and Silver factory hardtop, Showing 66,000 kilometers, 4-speed, Older cosmetic restoration and recent rebuilt engine. The 300 SL Roadster offered here is an early-production model, hailing from the beginning of the 1957 production run. It is European specification and thus has the advantage of its European spec headlamps which are widely considered more attractive than the sealed-beam units used on U.S. delivery 300 SL’s. This 300 SL Roadster was originally delivered in White-Grey with Green leather interior and a green soft top. This 300 SL Roadster is an older cosmetic restoration. It shows an honest patina throughout with no previous accident damage. The interior also shows a slight and honest patina throughout. The engine runs well, the gearbox and clutch work well, this 300 SL Roadster was previously part of a large collection of automobiles and maintained by the collections in-house mechanics. The engine is a correct replacement block and has been stamped with the proper engine number but is missing the original number plate, the serial number plate on the firewall has been confirmed original, as is the chassis number stamping
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster VIN: 198042-10-003257 The last run of the legendary 300 SL Roadster happened in January and February of 1963. Twenty-six cars would be built in those two months, with the last six built in February. Chassis 3257 was completed the day before the factory closed on February 7th 1963, making it the penultimate 300 SL. Being the second to last 300SL means that this car benefits from every improvement ever made to the 300SL platform, including disc brakes and the very rare, all-alloy engine featured only in the last 200 cars. 3257 was delivered from the factory in white with a red leather interior, and black convertible top. What makes this 300SL's early history immensely interesting is what happened to the car in 1963. Fresh from the factory it was sent to Mercedes in Salzburg, Austria. Research indicates that the car did not sell on its initial outing and was returned to the factory for upgrades. Reasons might have been that this 300SL was rather unadorned, and the new 230SL that had been released in 1963 was much more affordable. The result of this return to Stuggart was a second build sheet for 3257. Obviously aimed for the US market, the car was fit
Chassis #198.042.75.00.625 Engine #198.980.75.00.627 According to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Certificate from 2003 this car was delivered new by the German Mercedes-Benz Koblenz Branch on May 23rd 1958. The Original Colour was Graphit Grey (Code 190) with Red leather interior (Code 1079). The car has a Radio Becker Mexico and a light Grey Softtop (Code 708). We have a list of all the owners since the car was imported into United States in 1964, re-exported to Germany in 1987 and finnaly sold to the present owner in early 2016. The car was completely restored in Hamburg in 1992 and repainted in Ivory white with Red leather interior. It is not Matching numbers anymore (the engine has been restamped, but retaining an original engine bloc from 1957). The car is in excellent overall condition as the pictures show clearly. The previous owner bought the car in 2003 and maintained it meticulously for 13 years before being sold to its present owner in early 2016. There is a 2014 German "Classic Data" rating with a -1 The car is Swiss Veteran registered Price on request http://grabersportgarage.ch/1958-mercedes-benz-300-sl-roadster.html Swiss Tax paid
1988 300SL Automatic 23,500 miles from new Finished in Arctic white with blue sport cloth and navy soft top. Fitted with factory specification of rear seats, factory hard top, 15-hole alloy wheels, central locking, fire extinguisher, illuminating vanity mirrors. Supplied new by Charles Sidney Mercedes Benz of Bradford on 1st August 1988 this car has lived a very cosseted life only covering a very small mileage during its 28 year life. The history file contains 19 MOT certificates dating back to 1992 along with various servicing invoices. The original stamped service booklet is present along with all of the other original handbooks in the correct wallet. A very proper example indeed.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL cabriolet 1986 Germany delivered In Aachen Germany delivered 1986 Mercedes Benz 300SL cabriolet with automatic gearbox. Colour Nautic blue, beige Interior. Original wheels. Maintenance invoices for over 20.000 euros present. The original dashboard has wood details. Superb colour combination on this lovely Mercedes Benz. Car has Holland title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.
with hardtop The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 were produced from 1971 through 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by the automaker, after the G-Class. They were sold under the SL (R107) and SLC (C107) model names as the 280 SL, 280 SLC, 300 SL, etc. up to the 560 SL. The R107 replaced the W113 SL-Class in 1971 and was replaced by the R129 SL-Class in 1989. The SLC replaced the W111 Coupé in 1971 and was replaced by the C126 S-class coupe in 1981. Following the discontinuation of the SLC in September 1981, the 107 series continued initially as the 280, 380 and 500 SL. At this time, the V8 engines were re-tuned for greater efficiency, lost a few hp and consumed less fuel- this largely due to substantially higher (numerically lower) axle ratios that went from 3.27:1 to 2.47:1 for the 380 SL and from 2.72:1 to 2.27:1 for the 500 SL. From September 1985 the 280 SL was replaced by a new 300 SL, and the 380 SL by a 420 SL; the 500 SL continued and a 560 SL was introduced for certain extra-European markets, most notably the USA. Also in 1985, the Bosch KE Jetronic was fitted. The KE Jetronic system varied from the earlier, all mechanical system by the introduction of
1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster VIN: 198 042 10 002509 Engine: 198 98 010002552 Originally prepared as a show car by Mercedes, this 300SL was featured at the 1960 Copenhagen Motor Show. Exhumed from long-term storage in a garage in New York in 2010, this Roadster had been in single-family ownership for over 50 years. With just over 15,000 original miles, the matching-numbers car was complete and undisturbed with its original hardtop, tools and copies of build sheets. According to copies of the Mercedes-Benz Wagenkarte (build sheets), this roadster was completed at the Stuttgart factory on February 9, 1960, in a very rare and fashionable color combination of Blue Gray (DB 166) over a natural leather interior. Both the wheels and the optional hardtop were painted in the same shade, and the car was given some special features. As noted on the Wagenkarte, this 300 SL was delivered as a show car for display at the 1960 Copenhagen Motor Show. As a show car it differed from stock examples with polished intake runners, polished and chromed hardware in the engine bay, along with a gloss valve cover. Needless to say the showcar was a big hit, and soon after the event, the car is believed t
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster s/n 198.042.7500568 Fire Engine Red with Tan Leather Interior The 300SL was one of the most exotic cars available when it was new. Directly descended from racing cars, and chock full of innovative features, they were fast, beautiful, and expensive. Arguably the first 'supercar' ever (others claim that honor should be bestowed upon the Lamborghini Miura), the 300SL has been described as the McLaren F1 of its day. Thanks to Mercedes' development work during World War II in aircraft engines, the300SL became the first production car to feature fuel injection (directly injected into the cylinders no less), and the light but strong spaceframe necessitated the now legendary and often copied upwards opening doors on the closed variant of the car. The result was a stunningly beautiful but also functional car that was, depending on gearing, the fastest production car in the world. Surrounded by separate frame carbureted contemporaries, the SL was truly a glimpse of the future and remains today a very special car indeed. Its appeal is timeless and consequently, 300SLs have remained 'blue-chip' collector cars that are always in demand and perhaps even cultural