1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Registration no. F437 KGP Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090

Sold for £ 9,000 (US$ 11,986) inc. premium
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Registration no. F437 KGP
Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
Odometer reading: 158,000
MOT: 21/07/22


*Recent full service and MOT
*Wax oiled
*Hard-top included


The R107 Mercedes SL is one of the most elegant and successful cars to ever be produced by Mercedes-Benz. In production between 1971 and 1989, the R107 generation of SL was built during a golden era of Mercedes build quality and high-class engineering.

In 1985 the R107 was updated with an improved front suspension and a choice of new engines which helped to improve comfort, handling and performance. This 1988 example is a 300SL which is powered by the smooth Mercedes 3.0-litre inline-six cylinder engine that's ideal for long distance cruising. Presented in white and with 158,000 miles from new, the car is in a presentable condition for its age and has recently had a respray to bring the car up to an acceptable standard. The convertible soft-top is in good condition, and there is also a hard-top included in the sale. Recent work on the car includes a new front gearbox pipe, new fuel lines and pipes, and a new fuel pump (with filter). The car has also been fully welded, wax oiled and MOT'd with a full engine service and transmission flush. A cherished example.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 60 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 13 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 11 /20
    Seats: 2
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 /10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 13 /20
    Starting: 4
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 2
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Chassis no. WDB1070412A098090
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