1997 Mercedes 320 SL

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1st of February 2019 at 1:59 AM
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    320 SL
    Reg. Date
    50,100 +
    Very Good
    Interior Colour
    Interior Trim
    MOT Exempt
    HPi Clear
    Former Keepers
    Tyre Brand
    Tyre Age
    # of Keys
    LHD or RHD
    Sale Type
    3 Years
    4005 times


*** Private Sale Now Available ***

Available for £10,995 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.


This SL is the fourth generation of its kind. Since its birth in 1954, it has done a lot of growing up. This era of SL models is packed with reliable electronics and top-quality engineering. Colin, the owner of the vehicle has owned it for 3 and a half years and has kept it in excellent condition with a mileage on an equal footing. We can’t wait to show you our visit, please see down below.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Colin (the owner) then please click here to send him a message – Colin will get back to you asap.



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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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Colin loves a sports car. Sadly, his wife passed away just before he bought the vehicle, but with his positive attitude about life, he wanted to make the most it and bought a sporty Mercedes that he has always wanted to experience.

He was extremely diligent with his purchase. After talking to a Mercedes club, they recommended him to a specialist. His diligence did not diminish at this point and requested that the specialists call him when the right one came around. He certainly made a good decision.

Colin has embarked on four shows and two continental tours to Holland and Germany in this vehicle and loved every second of it. We at Trade Classics are sure that the new owner will treat this machine as well as Colin has – we cannot wait to find it a new home.



You don’t get more of a recognisable and timeless design than this car. We can see this design still looking good on the road for decades to come. Colin assures us – and backed up through paperwork – that this car has been fixed by specialists every time. All he has done is change the tyres and the oil. Upon our inspection, we were really impressed with the condition of the car and the mileage. Please review all the photos and videos yourself.

Wheels & Tyres
The cars alloys are still in excellent condition. Colin told us in the meet the owner video he has changed the tyres last year (Maxxis Premitra 5), and they look in really good condition too.

The bodywork is in excellent condition.

The silver paint is in excellent condition upon our inspection. The only thing Colin pointed that the new owner could remedy is the stone chips along the bottom front bumper. Apart from that, nothing was pointed during our inspection of the bodywork.

Glass and Trim
Both are in excellent condition across the car.



The interior of the car is clean and in excellent condition. This fourth generation model took a risk in loading out the interior with buttons and functions, however, the modern approach they took was extremely successful. There have been slight repairs to the interior and the very good history shown with the car is a testament to the care it has had over the years. As always please see our thorough photos and videos.

Seats and Carpets
The seats have been repaired and are now in excellent condition. The carpets are also very clean and showing no sign of wear and tear.

The gauges and interior are in excellent condition.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both are in very good condition with no issues.



It was a pleasure to sit alongside Colin as he took us around his local area of Bedworth where he showed us going through the gears and testing all other functionalities of the car. As you can see in the videos, Colin has really enjoyed himself in this car over the last three years and desperately wants someone else to care for it.

Engine and Gearbox
As you can see in the videos there were absolutely no issues in this respect. Colin assures us that the automatic gearbox is “very responsive”. The engine is a 3.2L straight 6.

Suspension and Brakes
There were no knocks or rattles on the drive out. Please watch the video to see the car performing. We were really impressed and it is a credit to Colin.

The Drive
The drive was extremely pleasurable. It also comes with sports mode.

Electrics and Other
At the time of inspection all the electrics were working well. Colin assures us that there are no problems he has encountered.



This car has a really good history. Colin has kept everything in chronological order in a nice booklet that will be handed to the new owner. The car has has 2 previous owners and only has 50,000+ miles on the clock. The mileage has been ramped up slightly since Colin overtook membership by roughly doing 4,000 per year which confirms its excellent functionality over the last 22 years.

18.09.2018 – 46,419 (MOT)
03.10.2017 – 42,371 (MOT)
26.10.2016 – 38,841 (MOT)
13.01.2014 – 34,720 (MOT)
13.12.2013 – 34,576 (Engine & water)
09.01.2013 – 33,313 (MOT)
17.01.2012 – 32,058 (MOT)
13.01.2011 – 30,323 (MOT)
18.01.2010 – 29,108 (MOT)
19.01.2009 – 28,841 (MOT)
14.01.2008 – 28,656 (MOT)
10.01.2007 – 28.356 (MOT)

There is also a service handbook that has been filled accordingly. (Please see images below)

Current indicated mileage is 50,100 miles on 17/09/2019 (Last Service).

HPi Check Results
– HPi clear.



If you are looking for an example of a Mercedes that is in excellent condition – performs responsively and reliably – and has an excellent mileage record then this is it. This classic-modern car has been loved by so many since its production and there is no reason to why this timeless machine will not be loved for decades to come.

Colin has priced this Mercedes 320 SL competitively as he knows the market and will definitely be sad to see this vehicle go. But with any petrolhead, sometimes you have to let one of your beloved depart.



This listing was made from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Colin, the owner and seller, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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

UsernameBid AmountDate MadeWinner
bill4cars£7,500.0027-Nov-2019 19:52:26 
Chelsea£7,000.0027-Nov-2019 19:47:55 
bill4cars£6,500.0027-Nov-2019 16:44:19 
Chelsea£5,500.0022-Nov-2019 15:22:34 


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