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Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 30

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Estimated at £26,000 - £30,000

Lot details

Registration No: D316 FRF
Chassis No: WDB1070412A053432
MOT: August 2022

  • Warranted 75,000 miles from new
  • Eighteen service stamps
  • Original owner's manual, old MOTs back to 1989 and invoices back to 1990

The ultimate six-cylinder derivative of Mercedes-Benz's renowned R107-series, the 300SL was introduced at the September 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show. Equipped with Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel-injection, its in-line SOHC M103 2962cc engine developed some 177bhp and 188lbft of torque (outputs sufficient for a reputed 125mph top speed). Sharing the same two-door monocoque bodyshell, all-round independent coil-sprung suspension and power-assisted steering as its V8 brethren it proved notably more fuel efficient. Fitted with four-speed automatic transmission as standard, it further benefited from improved anti-corrosion treatment and ABS brakes. Only in production between 1985 and 1989, just 13,443 300SLs are thought to have been despatched worldwide.

Built to order number 0653774767 during July 1986, chassis 053432 was finished in Arctic White with Black / Anthracite cloth upholstery. A desirable late model 300SL, it left the Stuttgart factory with ABS brakes, rear seats, electric windows and a Black soft-top. The accompanying service book shows that the Mercedes-Benz passed its pre-delivery inspection on 25th September 1986 and has been maintained at 997, 3,026, 5,176, 11,136, 16,242, 20,842, 22,461, 35,011, 48,893, 52,103, 56,327, 59,755, 65,745, 69,892, 72,554, 73,399, 75,012 and 75,269 miles (the last service being carried out in December 2020). Warranted to have covered some 75,400 miles from new, the last 10,000 miles have seen the 2+2-seater treated to a new radiator core, water pump and distributor plus the replacement of its valve stem oil seals. Starting readily upon inspection and running well during our recent photography session, ‘D316 FRF’ remains highly presentable. Riding on correct type alloy wheels, this stylish R107 is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, owner’s manual, service book, MOT certificate valid until August 2022, old MOTs dating back to 1989 and various service invoices dating back to 1990.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


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