1987 Mercedes Benz 300 SL R107

Trade Classics > Auctions > Mercedes > 1987 Mercedes Benz 300 SL R107
AUCTION DETAILS
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Auction ID
#54692
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Bids
6
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  • VEHICLE DETAILS

    Category
    Model
    300 SL R107
    Trans.
    Automatic
    Reg. Date
    01.08.1987
    CC
    2,962
    Mileage
    91,648
    History
    Partial
    Colour
    White
    Interior Colour
    Blue
    Chassis #
    WDB1070412A071190
    Engine #
    10398222006145
    MOT
    Yes - Exp. Nov 2020
    MOT Exempt
    No
    Road Tax Exempt
    No
    HPi Clear
    Yes - Available on Request
    Former Keepers
    9
    Tyre Tread
    Good
    Tyre Brand
    Michelin
    Tyre Age
    2 Years
    LHD or RHD
    RHD
    Sale Type
    Private
    Owned
    1 Years
    Key Feature
    Condition
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    2092 times

PRIVATE SALE

*** Private Sale Now Available ***

*** Available for £19,995 all inc.***

Get in touch. If you are interested in this vehicle then please call us on 01926 426 635, or fill out the contact us form and we’ll get back to you.

 

 
A fine example of an R107 that has been cared for. This automatic convertible is owned by Tim in Wallingford. These particular R107’s are in high demand at the moment and this has to be one of the best examples we have had the pleasure of visiting – we are very excited.

We can help arrange transportation for our sales, delivering anywhere in the UK or mainland Europe – please see happy customers in our reviews that we’ve helped.


 

TRANSPORTATION

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Recent Buyer Review – Simon Welsh on 1st May “Found my ideal 90’s sports car on Trade Classics. Living in Bournemouth and the car being in the Midlands I relied heavily on the advert, photos and videos.

On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.

Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.

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THE CAR & TIM

Tim is a great guy, he absolutely adores his Mercedes and calls it one of the loves of his life. Tim has owned this excellent example for that last ten years and has cared for it very well. As he was abroad with work for a couple years he had it dry stored to avoid any corrosion and has very much used it as a pleasure drive ever since.

He is really reluctant about selling, but as he has just had an operation which has restricted his movement, he knows that a new owner needs to take the reigns in order for this car to get the love and attention it deserves. He jokes with Darren at one point and mentions how he once parked his car in an allocated spot at a car show only for people to say, “you’re in the wrong area if you’re part of the show” – That is quite the compliment!

Tim was extremely diligent with his purchase, taking around four months to find the right one. Please watch the ‘Meet the Owner’ video as Tim takes us around his local area and talk about him catching the classic car bug. We know exactly what he is talking about because we are all infected with it at Trade Classics.

 

EXTERIOR

Please watch our ‘Exterior Review’ video as Darren works his way around the car meticulously. It is set in a beautiful shade of white that is overall in excellent condition. The car comes with a fully functional soft top and colour-matching hardtop for those colder days. Tim states in the ‘On the Road’ video there has been minor cosmetic work under his ownership and will be talked about below.

Wheels & Tyres
Fitted with a full set of 205/65/15 Michelin Energy tyres with very good tread. The Wheels look to be the original you tend to see on R107’s and are in excellent condition. Wheel arches look rot and rust free on our visit.

Bodywork
Upon our visit we were really happy with the condition of the vehicle’s bodywork. It is exceptional with no panel damage. Tim commissioned some cosmetic work such as removing scratches from bodywork as well as cleaning and treating the sills in order to minimise the risk of bubbling. Both hard top and soft top are in excellent condition.

Paint
The paintwork looks stunning – a touch a class that is in excellent condition, really shines in the sun. It is worth noting a slight chip on the flat rear panel near the hood that has been pointed out in the video and photos.

Glass and Trim
Glass and trim is in excellent condition.

 

INTERIOR

The colour scheme is stunning – we love how the blue interior beautifully contrasts with the cool white paint. Please watch the ‘Interior Review’ video – as you get into the driver’s side you are treated with that classic R107 layout that many of us have grown to love; leather look, tidy dashboard, wooden centre console and beautiful chrome parts – quintessential classic.

Seats and Carpets
These blue seats are in excellent condition for a car of this mileage, we are really impressed. Carpets are in a fair, clean condition.

Dashboard
The gauges and interior are in very good condition, as can be seen in the media file. The gauges are clean and work as expected.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Classic Mercedes steering wheel that is in good condition. The automatic gear stick will give you a relaxed drive.

 

MECHANICS

Tim and Darren cruise through the local area of Oxfordshire and looked really comfortable, as can be seen in the ‘Meet the Owner’ and ‘On the Road’ videos.

Engine and Gearbox
The car started first go from cold – troubles with the camera meant we didn’t get the car start, but as you can see by the temperature gauge it starts first time and slowly settles into a smooth tick over.

Suspension and Brakes
You expect the suspension in R107’s to help you guide effortlessly through bumpy roads and as can be seen in the video, this is the case. Tim states that there is a slight squeak in the brakes which cannot be heard in the video.

The Drive
The drive was great and extremely comfortable. This car looks great and feels great to either drive or be a passenger in.

Electrics and Other
Tim assures us all the electrics work as expected along with all buttons and switches being great condition.

 

HISTORY

Tim bought the car just over ten years ago and has enjoyed it for weekend leisurely drives meaning the condition has been maintained well and dry-stored when not in use.

There is a limited history with the car prior to Tim’s ownership but has kept a good record since then. Tim states he has taken it to Mercedes-Benz specialists in Reading to get checked every time. Please review MOT history and all the paperwork at the bottom of the media file that comes with this fine example.

MOT and Service History

27.11.2019 – 91,647 (MOT)
29.11.2018 – 90,538 (MOT)
27.09.2017 – 89,960 (MOT)
22.09.2014 – 88,634 (MOT)
10.09.2013 – 86,821 (MOT)
13.09.2012 – 84,799 (MOT)
16.09.2011 – 83,429 (MOT)

HPi Check Results
– HPi clear – available on request.

 

OUR SUMMARY

The R107 is continually becoming more popular in the classic car market, especially automatics. The styling and comfortable drive combined give you an experience that you can’t get with cars of today.

Tim called this one of the loves of his life and will be sad to see it go, but like we said earlier he cannot give it the love and attention this beautiful exmaple truly deserves and we are determined to find that owner.

Tim knows the market and has priced this 300 SL competitively for someone else to adore and enjoy.

 

CONSIGNER

DARREN RUNGASAMY
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Darren after meeting Tim the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Tim will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.



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BID HISTORY
UsernameBid AmountDate MadeWinner
mercman£9,500.0017-Dec-2019 19:31:24 
mercman£8,500.0017-Dec-2019 19:30:48 
mercman£7,500.0017-Dec-2019 19:30:00 
mercman£7,000.0017-Dec-2019 19:29:10 
mercman£6,500.0017-Dec-2019 16:15:18 
Chriso9£5,001.0015-Dec-2019 14:09:28 

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