The Mercedes-Benz SL range of models have been in production for over sixty years metamorphosing from the Le Mans winning W194 of 1952 to the technologically advanced, aluminium bodied supercars we find today at Mercedes-Benz World. One thing however, has not changed over the years – its fundamental character and identity as an upmarket well-built sports car.
Backed by its racing pedigree the SL’s glamorous reputation was further enhanced by its appearance on TV when it was rare to see an episode of Dallas or Dynasty in the 1980’s without the SL making an appearance! These 3rd generation SL’s, the R107, looked ‘the part’ in all their guises – the soft-top up or down or with the Pagoda hard-top in place. The simple to use, almost genius soft-top mechanism when folded down out of sight under a panel gives the car its beautifully sleek, uncluttered appearance.
On offer here is one of the last 3.8 litre V8’s produced by Mercedes. It has a warranted modest mileage recoded of 70,000, alongside a full service history including a fully stamped service book and invoices. This is an excellent example of the ever appreciating W107.
Recently the car has received a vast amount of mechanical work from new timing chain tensioner to new valve cover gaskets, as well as cosmetic work which included a complete respray and new bumpers.