The Mercedes-Benz 350SL first appeared in late 1971 as a replacement for the venerable R113 280SL. The new car, known by its internal designation R107 by the factory and by enthusiasts alike, was a clean sheet design for the new decade, yet one that brilliantly captured the relaxed, easy going nature that made the 230/250/280SL series so endearing. Yes, the SL was a sports car in that it had two seats, handsome sporty lines and a folding convertible top – yet it was also a capable GT car that could be driven daily thanks to its roomy trunk, comfortable seating and automatic transmission. It could be pushed along sweeping back roads or motored across country in all sorts of weather with the factory issued hard top in place. The R107 was a true year round sporting car. During the development period for the R107, Mercedes-Benz was feverishly working to achieve exceptional quality and unprecedented levels of safety with its cars. As a result, the SL was one of the first cars of the “golden era” for Mercedes-Benz quality and longevity. The 107 SL proved to be a runaway success for Mercedes, thanks to the thoughtful engineering, tank-like build quality and excellent performance from the V8 and inline-six engines. Production of the R107 lasted from 1971 through 1989, making it the longest production run of any Mercedes-Benz passenger car to date. Only the Galandewagen off-roader remained in production longer than the R107. With just 1,406 miles from new, this remarkable 1985 380SL is one of the finest of its kind. We have yet to find an SL of this era with fewer miles. As one would expect from such a low mile example, the body panels, trim and bumpers are arrow straight and fresh. The correct original color scheme of Diamond Blue (code 355H) over Alpaca Gray leather (Code 278) is beautifully presented and of course, virtually flawless. All fittings, finishes and details are correct from top to bottom on this stunning automobile. Inside the cabin, the gray leather – a welcome optional upgrade from the standard MB Tex – is excellent as is all of the carpet and delicate wood trim. A matching gray factory hard top and a blue German canvas soft top are included, both unmarked and excellent. Under the hood is found the 3.8 liter, aluminum V8 engine with correct factory finishes, hardware and markings. As a 1985 model, it features the updated double-row timing chain for superior durability – not that durability is much of a concern with just 1406 miles on the clock. The R107 series has recently begun to catch the attention of collectors thanks to the timeless Bruno Sacco-penned styling, as well as their tough and hard-wearing nature. These robust cars are very satisfying to drive, and offer a relaxed and enjoyable experience from behind the wheel. Its next keeper can revel in the same experience the original owner did, driving it fresh from the showroom some 30 years ago. .
--Silver with Blue leather interior, Blue carpeting, Blue cloth convertible top and Silver-Blue special ordered contrasting factory hard top, 7,000 from new, Automatic. This 380 SL has been collector owned from new and is superb in every way. The underside is fresh with original cosmoline as originally delivered from new. It is a time warp exceptional SL in every way. This 380 SL is unquestionably one of the finest we have owned and presents an excellent opportunity to purchase what is an iconic Mercedes Benz Classic Roadster. It is completely documented and has its original books, tools and spare key.
*SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. Absolutely one of the best, our Mercedes Benz 380SL R107 with just 18,971 miles. EQUIPMENT Light-alloy bonnet, front spoiler, easy-closing doors, detachable hard top, retractable soft top, impact zones, anti-burst locks, heat insulating glass, strengthened windscreen pillars, front spoiler, halogen fog lamps, parking lamps, three speed wipers, individually adjusted temperature zones, headlamp adjustment, econometer, oil pressure gauge, fuel reserve light, non-slip steering wheel, lockable glove compartment, fire extinguisher, central locking, electric windows, power assisted steering. Factory fitted options include; Blaupunkt Cambridge M23 stereo, anti-lock brakes. Dealer accessories; Mercedes valet kit, tailored over mats. EXTERIOR This classic Mercedes-Benz Sport Leicht (SL) is finished in factory original Pastel Beige (colour code 684) which boasts a magnificent finish and show winning shine. The instantly recognisable lines of the R107 series are elegant yet subtle and this example is surely one of the best there is, commersurate with the incredibly low mileage and cosseted existence this superb car has enjoyed. An absence of excess underside protection enables inspection to reveal factory underseal and stickers still affixed to the exhaust system! The Black hood (code 740) is clean and free from rips or tears, as are the side and rear hood windows. The original colour coded hard top with supplying dealer Bradshaw Webb sticker remains with the car and is perfect. All the chrome has a mirror finish and trim sections and rubbers are virtually as new. An exceptional vehicle from an era when the name Mercedes Benz stood for exemplary build quality and engineering prowess. INTERIOR Large wide-opening doors give convenient access to a simply outstanding interior, one which truly deserves the often misused term of ‘time warp’. The spacious interior is tastefully upholstered in full black leather (code 031) with matching colour scheme carpets. The seats are in pristine order with no discolouration or cracking and the deep pile carpeting throughout has been protected by original fit Mercedes-Benz over-mats. The wood veneer is preserved and the fascia is perfect. All the gauges, controls and electrics operate exactly as they should, as does the factory optional Blaupunkt Cambridge M23 stereo cassette. The original jack, first aid kit and even the dealer supplied Mercedes valet kit and wheel changing guide are stored alongside the spare wheel! The boot area has factory build stickers present. The interior of this super low mileage example is essentially flawless and has been preserved in A1 condition. A comfortable refined and ergonomically designed environment. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The light alloy V8 engine with fuel injection and transistorised ignition produces 215bhp at 5500rpm to achieve a top speed of 133mph whilst offering extraordinary reliability. The engine bay is spotless and retains all manufacturer stickers, plates and panel stampings. The factory wax can be seen on components revealing the originality of this car impossible to replicate. This gloriously smooth and powerful engine it is mated to the four-speed torque convertor automatic transmission which is seamless in operation. An altogether flawless and assuring driving experience and a real must for any motoring enthusiast. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The original wheels remain fitted with the colour coded and chromium plated 12 hole trims which are pristine. The factory fitted Michelin XDX 205/70 VR14 tyres are fitted to all five wheels and retain excellent tread all round. Dual-circuit servo assisted brakes with discs to all four wheels are further enhanced by the optional anti-lock braking system to offer powerful stopping capabilities. HISTORY FILE Registered new on the 26th May 1982 by Mercedes Main Dealers Bradshaw Webb (Chelsea) Ltd, this amazing example has covered a mere 18,971 miles with just three traceable keepers. The history file is simply incredible starting with the original Mercedes plastic wallet housing the service book, handbook and absolutely all dealership literature including the factory build card. Furthermore, a huge collection of main dealer and specialist invoices and receipts portray this cars cosseted existence and every MOT certificate from three years old serves to verify the mileage. Much of the documented maintenance is from renowned UK specialists, The SL Shop, and a used car sales invoice confirms the car was sold by them to the previous keeper for £35,200 in 2014. Such devotion by the previous keepers to preserve all aspects of this car, even the majority of previous tax discs and an unused main dealer disc holder are within the history file. Appealing to any serious collector wanting one of the very best preserved examples in existence, this 380SL will delight on every conceivable level. HPI clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/L40c-a5lmsw To see a full set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/gp/kgfclassiccars/DN73wk 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars
This pristine Mercedes classic features 57,890 miles. It has been very well cared for and stored in a climate controlled environment. This triple black roadster features both the hardtop and a new canvas top as well as chrome wheels, power disc brakes, power steering, stereo, Mercedes car cover and is one of the finest examples of a late model collectible car. This is a great investment car and a blast to drive.
(SOLD) This 1982 380SL is a low-mileage, exceptionally well-maintained example with a trove of service records. And with fewer than 100,000 miles on the clock, this Benz is just getting broken in. The signal red is an elegant color for conservative Mercedes-Benz but on this little roadster it's the perfect choice and compliments the car's spirited performance. Both the soft top and hard top are, of course, included. The interior is all original and has held up well. The seats are clad in MB-Tex and show very well with no splits, holes or tears. The red with palomino interior is a great color combination, and a refreshing change from the sea of beige SLs on the market. The famous Mercedes-Benz alloy wheels remain in good condition wearing a set of modern black wall radials. The highly original engine bay shows signs of regular maintenance and that's about all these cars need to be reliable for many thousands of miles. The 4-speed automatic clicks through the gears in a businesslike fashion while the all-independent suspension soaks up bumps with a well-damped thump while still remaining sporting enough to be entertaining on a twisty country road.
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