It is the original 3.5 V8 Mercedes engine
It has had extensive restoration work completed on the car including around £3,115 in welding with genuine Mercedes parts, Includes both front O/S and N/S floorpans and rear Floorpans O/S and N/S
The interior has been recovered with Genuine young leather, The carpets were also replaced with a sound deadening underlay (Dyno Mat) which was also fitted to the doors as well. The interior refit cost in the region of £3,500.
Many New parts have been replaced and there are is a lot of paperwork to back this up £2,728 + £228 worth of engine and mechanical work was carried out in October 2010 which included:
Timing Chain Tensioner
Reconditioned Brake calipers
Seal Rings Engine
Injector Nozzle guide seal
Cylinder head bolts
Exhaust Balance pipe
Service – Oil change, Filters and Radiator flush through with new anti freeze
It comes with 10 months Mot
New convertible roof £490
New Black Sun Visors £179
New Seals Doors, Roof, Boot etc £500
New Heater Motor and resistor
Classic Car Stereo and speaker Install £523
Rear brake disc’s and pads and handbrake shoes, new fuel lines fitted £742
New Valve Stem kit £1574
Within the last 5 years it has had around the £14,000 pounds spent on it as listed above. The Valve stem kit was fitted at the Mercedes Specialist the SL Shop because of signs of blue smoke. The Valves were renewed and it still smokes a bit, We think it is the piston rings now we have counted out the valve stems. We are selling the vehicle as it is as a trade sale.
The car runs and drives great, starts up first time but does smoke. The car has had a small fortune spent on it in the last few years and all the niggly bits have been sorted.
These R107 SL’s are increasing in value and i would definitely see this to continue in the future. It would make an excellent investment for someone. This is the very rare colour, not many left on the road now.
Professional classic car Valuation from 2003 for £8,000 with certificate, which we estimate now to be worth in the region of £12-14k with the piston rings replaced.
If you are looking for a nice classic roadster, look no further, these Mercedes are very reliable and feel very modern with its light power steering, a pleasure to drive
Offers invited, This is a very clean car with only a couple of minor scratches. It has lovely straight panels and shut lines, Well worth a look!!