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2007 Mercedes-Benz SL350

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£9,275

  • Mileage~52,500
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Engine3.5L
  • LocationWarwick

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SL350

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

The SL, well known for being one of the best grand tourers ever made - the R230 holds true to its predecessors with sleek styling and effortless performance.

This is the fifth generation SL which was in production from 2001 to 2008. The R230 features a retractable hardtop Verio roof and is equipped with a 3.5-litre V6, producing 245 bhp.

Mercedes fitted the car with ABC (Active Body Control) which offers the perfect blend of comfort and handling.

Maximum performance is offered in the form of a Mercedes 7G-Tronic seven-speed auto gearbox with updated clutch technology for improved response. Lots of performance-focused engineering went into developing car while maintaining comfort, as you'd expect.

We get many R230s submitted to us for consideration, however, we only take on the best of the best. This is one of those cars with just 50k miles. It's difficult to believe the amount of car you get for your money.

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

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Meet the owner

Hands down the best car I've ever owned - awesome machine.

Andrew has been the proud owner of this R230 for the past year and has really enjoyed every second of ownership. He has kept in excellent condition over his time with the car, having the automatic gearbox fully rebuilt last December.

Andrew looked at many R230s before deciding to this was the one, and mainly used it as a weekend toy. Of course considering recent events, Andrew has not been able to use the car as much as he planed, and has now decided it is time for someone else to enjoy the car.

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Exterior

Sleek and sensual body lines replace the classic '90s boxy shape in this refined fifth generation.

Wheels and Tyres

This sporty hard top convertible is fitted with dashing 19” AMG 5-spoke alloys which complement the cars sleek body lines and each is wrapped in Bridgestone Potenzas.

The alloys look good on this example - the centre covers would benefit with a light refurb. The tyres also look great on this example with lots of tread left for the new owner. We did notice a slight tap to the front tyre wall on the O/S front wheel.

Please take a look at the images and videos to really appreciate this car.

Bodywork

The fifth-generation saw a more sleek, curvy take of the classic boxy SL look, without losing any class and maintaining the classic grille.

We're really impressed by the presentation of this bodywork, with no issues to report. All the shut lines look tight and even between each panel.

Paint

Finished in a deep black the paintwork on this car looks very good. The lustre and depth of the paint are exactly what you would expect from a modern classic with its low mileage.

Of course, we did notice a few minor stone chips on the front bumper and also a very small patch of paint bubbling under the rear brake light.

Glass and Trim

Each glass panel on this car looks in excellent condition with no chips or crack repairs observed. The trim also looks great and nicely in line with its mileage and age.

The light covers are unfogged and free from any major scratches.

Interior

Softer leather with a whole host of creature comforts. Navigation, climate control and multi-adjustable electric seats are fitted for the Mercedes quality feel.

Seats and Carpets

Light leather fills the interior, which pairs nicely with the black exterior. Both seats look excellent and exactly what you would expect from a well cared for example. The carpets also look good, and the cabin is filled with useful push-opening pockets.

Dashboard

The dashboard on this SL350 example looks great with no issues to report. An interestingly shaped dashboard with multiple electrical computers to give you all the information you'd ever need. All the dials, bezels and controls are in good condition and Andrew reports everything is fully functional.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The automatic 7G-Tronic will look after you and give you plenty of thrills.

Both the steering wheel and gear knob reflect the mileage and care of ownership. Very little wear was found on this lovely example.

Mechanics

Performance and economy - the best of both worlds with the roaring 3.5L V6.

Engine and Gearbox

Powered by a 3.5-litre V6, producing 245 bhp which for maximum performance is coupled with a Mercedes 7G-Tronic seven-speed auto gearbox and updated clutch technology for improved response time.

Please see the mechanical video to see this SL350 starting cold with no hesitance and with a lovely fruity rasp from the exhaust.

Suspension and Brakes

Andrew reports no issues with the brakes or suspension.

As mentioned, the car is fitted with ABC (Active Body Control) which offers the balance of comfort and handling, this complex system uses accumulators and hydraulic fluids to regulate the firmness and heights of the suspension.

The Drive

You can have a sense of relief when you buy a Mercedes, knowing that every component has probably been over-engineered and built to last.

The 3.5L offers the perfect balance of performance and economy.

Andrew reports an excellent drive, one you’ll need to experience to fully appreciate.

Electrics and Other

As you would expect from a Mercedes of this calibre, the SL350 is equipped with a host of electrical features, navigation, climate control and multi-adjustable electric seats.

Please see the photos and videos to appreciate this car.

History and Paperwork

Rest assured as this sporty grand tourer comes with an impressively stamped service book and all the history.

Pleas review the service book to see both main dealer Mercedes and specialist garages up until 2019. As you can see from the paperwork the car had its automatic gearbox rebuilt in December 2020, and a new transmission control module was also fitted.

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Seller ID,
V5,
HPi clear

Service History
Date Type Mileage
11.08.2020 MOT 50,287
13.12.2019 Service 45,311
30.08.2019 MOT 45,210
18.05.2016 MOT 45,146
19.05.2015 MOT 43,339
19.05.2015 Service 43,339
16.10.2018 MOT 45,187
28.11.2014 MOT 42,241
21.11.2013 Service (MD) 39,538
19.11.2013 MOT 39,548
28.11.2012 MOT 35,579
21.11.2012 Service (MD) 35,557
10.12.2011 Service (MD) 29,689
06.10.2011 MOT 29,072
21.02.2011 MOT 27,204
12.05.2010 Service (MD) 23,089
03.03.2010 MOT 22,230
02.09.2009 Service (MD) 17,301
Key Details
  • ModelSL350
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Reg. Date15.02.2007
  • CC3498CC
  • Mileage~52,500
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WDB2304562F131194
  • Engine #27296630533142
  • Last Service13.12.2019
  • MOTYes. Exp - 29.08.2021
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers6
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned1 year
  • Key FeatureWell Cared For







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£8,750 bid by Sonny 03.02.2021 @ 17:54:05
£8,500 bid by Reuben2019 03.02.2021 @ 17:51:08
£8,250 bid by Sonny 03.02.2021 @ 17:39:36
£8,000 bid by Hamish 03.02.2021 @ 17:38:09
£7,750 bid by Sonny 03.02.2021 @ 13:02:35
£7,500 bid by Reuben2019 02.02.2021 @ 22:36:35
£7,000 bid by Sonny 02.02.2021 @ 22:31:48
carl51
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carl51

If you don’t reach reserve price do you still have to sell read some stories that after trade classic took there % the seller pulled out

Andrew
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Andrew

Carl,
I am committed to sell this car as I already have another car on order.

Kulraj Salh
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Hi, just to be clear, not sure where these stories have come from! We discuss pricing with the customer upfront, this is agreed and they are contracted to sell the car as per terms set out between the seller and buyer, if the reserve has been met. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

£6,500 bid by Neltec 02.02.2021 @ 07:41:23
£6,000 bid by Reuben2019 01.02.2021 @ 21:50:20
£5,201 bid by x1mht 01.02.2021 @ 20:21:43
Freddie
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Freddie

Why was gearbox rebuild necessary at only 50 K?Does the car have full MB service history. Who rebuilt the gearbox ?

Andrew
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Andrew

Freddie
I don’t know why but It kept slipping in second gear so I had it rebuilt by a local specialist, runs perfect now and still under guarantee for 12 months

£5,000 bid by Reuben2019 01.02.2021 @ 18:24:21
£4,350 bid by jaffass 01.02.2021 @ 18:13:14
£4,000 bid by Reuben2019 01.02.2021 @ 09:05:49
Amerthyst
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Amerthyst

How much is the Car Tax for 12 Months

Andrew
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Andrew

Hi Amerthyst
The tax is £565 per year

£3,750 bid by Neltec 30.01.2021 @ 12:08:36
£3,500 bid by redyoukay 28.01.2021 @ 17:20:12
£3,250 bid by Drumbum 28.01.2021 @ 12:42:16
£3,000 bid by Chelsea 27.01.2021 @ 17:05:37
£2,000 bid by Chelsea 27.01.2021 @ 16:57:46
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