Registered Date: 1984
Previous Owners: 7
Offered up for sale here is quite possibly the best R107 series Mercedes that we have ever had through our doors at Hilton and Moss. With the earlier Mercedes W113 Pagodas rapidly rising in price with top example exceeding £200,000 the R107 SL’s have become extremely popular and offer tremendous value for money in comparison. Being newer more revised and a smoother car/drive for a fraction of the cost, the R107 is now a very desirable car to the Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. Finding a good, rust free example is a challenge with many well sorted cars finding their way into private collections. Due to the cost of a proper restoration many people do not see the value in heavily investing in the R107 models with the labor and parts cost often exceeding the cars value. Many cars have seen poor repairs through the years with corrosion not being seen to in the correct way.
However, unlike many this Mercedes R107 500SL has undergone a thorough restoration in 2005 and has covered a mere 9000 miles since. In the time since the work the car has been dry stored and used as a second car only which helped ensure no deterioration in the condition. Owned by a Mercedes-Benz Club local section chairman at the time the car spent the years before its restoration on display at events such as the NEC National Classic Car Show. This gentleman owned the vehicle for over 22 years before committing to the restoration work.
The body work completed was extensive with the car stripped back to the point where even the front chassis legs were removed. The cars very detailed history folder contains images displaying each stage of the process. The car received a new back panel, wings and a thorough rust removal and treatment throughout the body and panels before an entire respray on the exterior and underside of the car. With the engine removed for the bodywork stages every nut, bolt and pipe was gold passivated as per the original Mercedes-Benz spec. All bare aluminum parts were vapour blasted and the block painted. Whilst dismantled the suspension was stripped and powder coated for long term protection. Extensive work as this vehicle has had is very rarely seen on an R107. This was a no expense spared restoration that undoubtedly cost well in excess of the cars value. Similar restoration work carried out by ourselves would cost in the region of £50,000 – £55,000.
To further add to this R107’s ongoing inventory the car is a ‘500Sl’ which is the most desirable variant in the R107 range with the biggest engine Mercedes offered (to the UK) in the form of a 5.0 litre V8. The maintenance and parts invoices for this car are substantial with a history folder containing over an hours worth of reading. All genuine Mercedes parts have been used in upkeep of the vehicle ensuring quality and reliability.
This car also benefits from an upgraded audio system fitted by specialist Graeme Hunt LTD in 2017. A Bluetooth alpine unit along with 4 speakers and a subwoofer were all sympathetically fitted. The discrete installation ensures the car still looks original and unmolested.
This R107 looks amazing finished in Silver (735) paint with a navy (072) interior – all of which is in fantastic condition. The wheels have been freshly refurbished to further compliment the cars outstanding condition. This 500SL is also fitted with the rare and desirable air-conditioning system which is uncommon for a factory UK RHD vehicle.
This is an opportunity to get into a beautiful 500SL that requires no immediate work or maintenance. Being the best R107 we have encountered this car will surely sell quickly. We have acquired this vehicle off the current owner who purchased the completed vehicle in 2017 for £65,000. Due to personal reasons we are now pleased to bring the car back onto the market at the fantastic price of £44,995.
The car will be supplied with a fresh service, MOT and a 6-month warranty.
Viewings are by appointment only.