The Mercedes R107 SL was introduced in 1971 and continued along the same basic design principals as the 113 Pagoda, but was a little bigger and a little bit wider. The disappearing hood mechanism, with the removable hard-top, remained and the engine options now included the 3.5 litre V8, which powered the new saloon range. The R107 SL was a hugely successful model, which remained in production for 18 years, largely unchanged. Engine options expanded to include a 2.8 and in 1986 a 3.0 straight six and V8’s, which expanded to 5.6 litre by the end the production run in 1989, when it was replaced by the new 129SL.
This car has just been imported from California, and is in very good, rust-free condition. Registered in 1989, it is one of the last of these hugely successful R107 SLs. The car comes with its original hardtop which is in very good condition, as is the trim, the chrome and the paintwork. The recorded mileage of 102,000 miles, is low for this year, an average of about 3,500 miles a year. The car is said to drive very well. The 560 SL was never imported into Europe or the UK, so here is an opportunity to buy a rare sight on the roads of Britain, for a very realistic reserve.
Estimate: £11,500 – £13,500
€12,500 – €15,000
$14,000 – $16,000