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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

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£16,165

  • Mileage~147,000
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Engine3.0L
  • LocationBushey

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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

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Introduction

Dom Ginn
Professional Consigner

The R107, a powerful and beautiful classic known for its elegant lines yet sporty nature.

The R107 was one of Mercedes-Benz's longest single series cars ever to be produced. It saw 18 years of production, today the R107 is a very popular classic choice from the '80s.

A lot of fans actually prefer the 3.0L straight-six, arguing that it is more in keeping with the Pagoda that precedes it. The 300SL is a great grand tourer offering a balance of comfort, performance and fuel economy, ideal for any country-hopping trip around Europe.

This particular example is coming out of 2.5 years of ownership, Adam has really given the car the attention it deserves and the matching hardtop is included in the sale.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Dom after meeting Adam the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I've always fancied a 300 SL - when I saw this example finished in beautiful red paint and cream leather I knew it was the one.

Adam is the proud owner of this 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. He has owned the car for the previous 2.5 years and has always given it the attention it deserves.

Over the previous year, Adam hasn't been able to use the car as much as he would have liked to and has decided to ask us to find a new home.

Adam will be happy to answer any questions you have below in the comments.

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Exterior

An assertive front end facelift with strong horizontal design elements - no wonder why they are a firm favourite amongst collectors'.

Wheels and Tyres

This R107 is equipped with the original facelift 15” wheels wrapped in GT Radial Champiro GTX-65 rubber.

We think the wheels look in good original condition. They would benefit from some light refurbishment as they have a few age-related marks. Adam reports a healthy amount of tyre tread left on the Champrio’s, ready for the new owner to enjoy.

Please view the videos and photos for a detailed view.

Bodywork

A really lovely example, each panel looks good on this example with all the gaps looking right.

Adam has kept the car in tip-top condition over his ownership, we only noticed some surface rust under the bonnet which can be seen in the mechanical photos.

Please take a look at all the exterior photos and videos to appreciate this car's bodywork.

Paint

A great choice of paint which suits the 300 SL body shape well. While looking around the car, we thought the finish was very good throughout, the lustre is deep and show evidence of care during Adam’s ownership.

There are just a few age related marks as you would expect - please take a look a the exterior videos to see the paintwork from multiple angles and the deep lustre.

Glass and Trim

The R107 is fitted with lots of chrome trim, which looks in good condition around the car. The glass panels also look inline with the age and mileage of the car.

We did notice some cracking on the rubber boot seals. The soft top roof has some holes in typical locations for an R107; the rear quarter windows, the fabric fold between the rear plastic window and quarter windows. Included within the sale is the matching hard top roof, which as you can see looks in great condition as well.

Interior

Mercedes cars from this era have a certain quality and luxurious familiar feel to them - this R107 is no different.

Seats and Carpets

These seats were really built to last, 32 years later the cream finish still looks great with very little wear. The cream interior looks great against the contrast of the bright red paintwork - a timeless colour palette.

The carpets also look inline with the age and mileage of the car. The interior of the car would benefit from a light detail throughout, however, we are really impressed how well it's stood the test of time.

Please view the images and videos for a closer look at the seats and carpets.

Dashboard

This car is fitted with the classic '80s Mercedes wood veneer which separates the dashboard from the centre console.

Overall this dashboard looks in good condition. The car has three main oval dials which supply you with the driver information. Adam reports that the gauges and dials are working correctly and true as you would expect.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The classic Mercedes-Benz steering wheel with automatic gear stick will be a familiar sight to anyone who’s driven an ‘80s Mercedes before.

The cabin offers a luxurious cruising experience, the only thing that will distract you will be the views, as you joyfully motor down to the south of Europe.

Mechanics

A powerful 3.0L straight-six fills the engine bay - nicely in keeping with the Pagoda that preceded it.

Engine and Gearbox

The fantastic 3.0L straight-six delivers all the power you'll ever need to the back wheels. It makes long-distance journeys a breeze - a perfect cruiser that will save you money at the pumps too.

Adam assures us that the engine and gearbox are in great condition and both run smoothly. We caught the 300 SL starting from cold in the mechanical videos which confirms this. Adam has always given the car the mechanical attention it deserves and it shows.

We did notice signs of a small oil leak under the engine that would need to be looked soon.

Suspension and Brakes

R107 investors prefer post ’86 cars for their firmer ride, better handling and control. The brakes aren’t short on performance either, reassuring the driver by taming the speeds you’ll easily be able to pick up in this grand tourer.

Please take a look at the underside of the car in the mechanical photos and videos to see the condition of the suspension and brakes.

Adam has always been sure to carry out maintenance and refurbishment to the suspension and brakes when required.

The Drive

The drive is the real reason you buy the car, whether you’re cruising to town or on a mighty European road trip the 300SL will never disappoint.

Adam reports a brilliant drive in this 300 SL, one you have to experience to really appreciate. He’s only taken the car out in the Summer and mention it’s a real conversation starter.

Electrics and Other

Adam reports that all the electrics are working well and as expected to his knowledge. It’s been fitted with a modern aftermarket radio and the aircon has always been attended to when a refresh has been required.

History and Paperwork

A facelift '89 example with the 3.0L inline-six and paperwork makes this a very desirable R107 that you won't want to miss.

This 1989 Mercedes-Benz SL 300 comes with a lot of paperwork and MOT history.

Adam has preserved the quality of this 300 SL during his ownership, along with the previous owners and it really shows when you walk around the car.

The matching hard top is also included within the sale of this lovely car.

We have actioned our usual checks;
- Photo ID of the seller
- V5C
- HPi clear

Service History
Date Type Mileage
23.06.2020 MOT 147,641
13.11.2018 MOT 147,165
30.05.2015 MOT n/a
20.01.2009 MOT 144,163
18.01.2008 MOT 134,491
26.01.2007 MOT 124,460
26.01.2006 MOT 115,954
Key Details
  • Model300SL
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Reg. Date01.06.1989
  • CC2962CC
  • Mileage~147,000
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourRed
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WDB1070412A101540
  • Engine #10398222010289
  • MOTYes. Exp - 22.06.2021
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Security SysStandard
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned2.5 Years
  • Key FeatureWell Priced Facelift







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£15,250 bid by MDS 04.02.2021 @ 19:29:43
£14,902 bid by Chahal 04.02.2021 @ 18:43:49
£14,701 bid by MDS 04.02.2021 @ 16:13:55
£14,500 bid by bob 03.02.2021 @ 19:18:19
£13,500 bid by portisa 03.02.2021 @ 18:17:51
£12,900 bid by bob 03.02.2021 @ 17:45:48
£11,000 bid by portisa 03.02.2021 @ 17:41:48
£10,000 bid by bob 03.02.2021 @ 17:24:40
nigel241
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nigel241

HI WHATS THE BULK HEAD CONDITION
NIGEL

£9,500 bid by Paddy 03.02.2021 @ 12:22:55
£9,000 bid by portisa 03.02.2021 @ 12:20:33
£8,500 bid by sean 03.02.2021 @ 11:54:59
£7,500 bid by Paddy 02.02.2021 @ 21:04:27
Paddy
Member
Paddy

Why are you selling?

Adam
Guest
Adam

Don’t have my garage anymore to keep it in so time for someone else to enjoy it ..

£7,000 bid by portisa 02.02.2021 @ 19:19:17
Chahal
Member
Chahal

Can I view vehicle tomorrow lunchtime?

Adam
Guest
Adam

It can be viewed tomorrow afternoon by appointment only in Welwyn .

Chahal
Member
Chahal

Sure can I book viewing at 1630 in Welwyn..?

£6,500 bid by Chahal 02.02.2021 @ 18:40:51
Msa84
Member
Msa84

Hi Adam, i would like to view the car , can you provide an appointment time pls. When is the auction now to end?

Msa84
Member
Msa84

what time can it be viewed tomorrow
and where?

Manjit
Guest
Manjit

Hi Adam, what time tomorrow?

Msa84
Member
Msa84

disappointing that i have had no responses to request to view the car today.

Adam
Guest
Adam

Hi
Car is on View Tomorrow in Welwyn
PMS cars If you could contact Steve to make an appointment
On 01438 829292

Mark Devonald smith
Guest
Mark Devonald smith

Dear Adam
Is 10.00 appointment in Welwyn confirmed?
Kind regards Mark

Adam Jacobson
Guest
Adam Jacobson

Hi Mark
Could you make it 11am on Thursday ?

Mark Devonald smith
Guest
Mark Devonald smith

Ok

Mark Devonald smith
Guest
Mark Devonald smith

Hi Adam is this ok for Thursday- 11.00 am

£6,000 bid by Champers 02.02.2021 @ 12:30:22
Kevin
Guest
Kevin

Has the bulk head been inspected. Is it rust free?

Adam
Guest
Adam

Hi Kevin ,
I have never had any problems with any leaks and would think at some stage the bulk head would have been treated .
The whole car has been under sealed with new shocks , stainless steel Exhaust .All done before my ownership ..
The car will be available to view from Thursday at PMS Cars in Welwyn Garden City
113-115 Codicote Road ,Welwyn AL6 9TY
Ask for Steve ..

Navraj Chahal
Guest
Navraj Chahal

Good evening Adam,Your car looks great,but would like to physical view car.Will it be possible to arrange viewing tomorrow afternoon? Thanks Chahal

adam
Guest
adam

Hi
The car will be in Welwyn at a garage called PMS cars for viewing obviously with Covid Restrictions it will be by appointment only .
It will be there from Thursday onwards..
Please e mail me to make a Appointment ..

Navraj
Guest
Navraj

Hi Adam is the vehicle available to view today,or from Thursday has auction end date been moved. Thanks

£5,000 bid by ajitp 01.02.2021 @ 20:47:47
MDS
Member
MDS

Dear Sirs , i would like to arrange a visit to view the SL 300 ; i am in Hertfordshire 30 minutes away – am flexible to could come over tomorrow or Wednesday
kind regards
Mark

Adam Jacobson
Guest
Adam Jacobson

Hi Mark
The Mercedes will be at a garage in Welwyn from Thursday and due to Covid Restrictions it will be by appointment only .
Please e mail me to set up an appointment .

£4,000 bid by Champers 01.02.2021 @ 15:34:46
Hi you can’t sell it for that price please contact
Guest
Hi you can’t sell it for that price please contact

Hi you can’t sell it for that price please contact me ****** Eren

John
Guest
John

Hi, do you have any service history and would you let me have the registration number please. Last why are you selling
Thanks

Tony Russell
Guest
Tony Russell

Is the paint original or has it had a re-spray at some time.

Adam
Guest
Adam

Yes has been Resprayed and undersealed but before I purchased it ..

£3,000 bid by Rsbrothers 01.02.2021 @ 11:37:01
Zaheer Iqbal
Guest
Zaheer Iqbal

Hi , can I see the car just sold my 250ce

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Hi Zaheer, yep we can help with this. If you pop us an email with your details (https://www.tradeclassics.com/contact-us/), or give us a call tomorrow we will help arrange with the seller Adam. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

Dave
Guest
Dave

Can you tell me how many owners it’s had please

Adam
Guest
Adam

One Previous Owner …

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