1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL - £11,995

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How about this for great value! This is a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, UK RHD, Auto, Finished in Metallic Diamond Blue with Blue Fabric Interior.  Our car is the best Colour scheme with Dark Blue Soft Top and matching Diamond Blue Hardtop and rear seats. Our car has had 5 owners from new and has covered 177k Miles from new with a full and comprehensive service history.


Mercedes-Benz revived one of its most famous model designations of all time when it introduced the new 300SL in 1985. However, the newcomer was not a thinly disguised sports racer but the latest in a noble line of six-cylinder luxury Gran Turismos stretching back to the 230SL of 1963. When the original Type 113 bodyshell finally bowed out on the 280SL in 1971, it was replaced by the V8-engined Type 107 and there would not be a six-cylinder model in the range for a further nine years, an omission rectified in 1980 with the launch of the new 280SL. The latter used the same twin-overhead-camshaft unit as the other ‘280’ models, and with 185bhp on tap was good for a top speed of 127mph. When the 300SL took over in 1985 it came with a single-cam engine that produced a mere 3bhp more at the top end, the main gains over the superseded smaller motor being a useful increase in torque and a marked reduction in fuel consumption.


The last owner bought this car from famed Specialist, The SL Shop, in 2010 and it has been well looked after its entire life. She has been used and left outside for the last few years so is now showing cosmetic rust appearing in all the usual places, mostly wheelarches, but she has a new MOT so is structurally sound. She comes with the most comprehensive service history I have ever seen! Obviously this car would normally be double the price I am asking so it is a perfect car to use every day and improve over the winter ready for next summer. She comes with a long MOT, drives really well and is ready for its next owner to use and improve as desired.