This 300 SL of the series R107 was initially delivered to Switzerland and registered there for the first time on 01.08.1988. It left the factory in Sindelfingen in the color Petrol (877), with the interior leather color “pebble” (275) which it still presents itself in today in an almost untouched original condition. The car was imported from Switzerland to Germany in 2001, where it has been maintained and serviced to this day. The vehicle has the original data card, complete logbook, continuously maintained checkbook, complete history and several experts reports, the last one from 2020 giving the 300 SL the grade 1-. Thus the roadster has no maintenance or repair backlog and is in great, nearly new condition. The 4-speed automatic gearbox shifts cleanly and the engine impresses with its smooth running character. It is a first class SL which offers a lot of driving fun, but also represents a very good value investment.
Introduced in September 1985 at the IAA in Frankfurt, Mercedes managed to present a completely revised Mercedes Benz SL program. Besides the changes to the front spoiler and the wheels, Mercedes focused much more on the restructuring of the engine range during the facelift.
Highly exciting was the newly developed 3 litre six cylinder engine which had debuted only a short time before in the W124. Thus, after 22 years Mercedes managed to yet again present the world with a sports car with the designation “300 SL”.
In addition to the 3.0 litre engine, the 4.2 L, 5.0 L, and 5.6 litre eight-cylinder engines were also developed. Of which the largest engine delivered 272 hp to the road. The 560 SL was not available in Germany, however. This model was intended for the export market; Japan, USA and Australia.
After the summer 1989 Mercedes Benz finally stopped the production of the SL types after 18 years. With this construction time the series set up a Mercedes internal record, which remains unchallenged today.
As a successor to the r107 three different types of the series R129 were presented to the world in March 1989.