Real Art on Wheels | 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Real Art on Wheels | 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL


The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (R107) was produced between 1985 and 1989. Upfront, a 6-cylinder-inline engine was placed, which pushes out 188 bhp at 5700 rpm and 255 Nm (188 lb⋅ft) at 4400 rpm. The R107 SL is a 2-seat grand tourer with a detachable roof and it replaced the W113 SL in 1971 and was succeeded by the R129 SL in 1989. Mercedes produced just shy of 240.000 R107 SL’s and it was the only cabriolet Mercedes during its entire production.

When the R107 SL came out in 1971, the price could easily end up to around €6000. To compare that with other cars of the day, you could buy two E-Types or one Dino 246 GT. Safe to say the R107 SL was a rather expensive car in the early 1970s.


This wonderful Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was first delivered in Germany on the 8th of September 1986 and came to the Netherlands in February 1997. The first owner configured the car in dark grey metallic (Anthrazitgrau) with matching hard top and a black soft top. The black interior finishes off the classy look of the car. The APK (or MOT) is valid until the 2nd of January 2019.

Several factory options include the 4-speed automatic transmission, cruise control, ABS, electric radio antenna, a child rear seat, electric operated windows, headlamp power washers and heated seats.


The car has always been well looked after and received small restorations in 2016 and 2017. The car was completely resprayed, the wheels and bolts were refurbished, new suspension springs were fitted and new rubbers were fitted to the doors, trunk, soft top case and bumpers. Original Mercedes reflectors and headlamp glasses were installed, and the old tool set was replaced with a new one (original from the R107 series).

The car received a complete maintenance including new oils, filters for the engine, gearbox and differential and new sparkplugs were added. A new soft top, new rear muffler, new ECU cruise control, new Bosch battery, new high quality radio speakers, new viscose clutch radiator fan and a paint detail were also done in 2017. Mercedes-Benz dealer Victoria in Rotterdam, the Netherlands installed a new heating and cooling system. This is known as a weak point for the R107 model and very expensive and complicated to repair. New Michelin tires, with very limited mileage, provide a steady ride.

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This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is for sale. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about this desirable Mercedes-Benz R107 series.