- Rare combination of V8 with manual transmission
- Incl. original first invoice, first old title and original service booklet
- More than 30 years with the first owner
- “matching numbers” motor
- Original interior
- Including Hardtop
This is one of the oldest Mercedes-Benz R107 and also in the rare and popular version with the manual transmission combined with the 200 PS (147 kW) 350 SL V8 engine.
As successor of the “Pagoda” the SL series R107 hit the showroom in 1971. The R107 was the first SL that was finally available with an eight-cylinder engine. The design of the headlamps and the “safety” rear lamps established a new design language at Mercedes-Benz. In terms of passive safety, the new SL also set completely new standards with crumple zones at the front and rear and a much stiffer chassis.
This particular car was first registered in August 1971, only five months after the model was launched. According to the original registration document and the original Daimler Benz invoice, the buyer was a bank director from Frankfurt who kept the car for more than 30 years.
He chose papyrus white as the exterior color, combined with a black MB-tex interior. Interestingly he ordered the 200 HP (147 kW) V8 in combination with the manual transmission. This makes it not only sportier, but also more reliable and much more economical. Extras he chose included a hardtop, automatic front seat belts, a Becker radio and alloy wheels.
The original new car invoice from that time amounts to 34,039.26 DM – for which 4 VW Beetles could have been ordered at that time.
There are two original checkbooks available which document regular services at Mercedes-Benz:
1971 at 1,285 km
1972 at 7,940 km
1972 at 15.036 km
1973 at 27.220 km
1975 at 38.499 km
1975 at 48.843 km
1977 at 59.935 km
1978 at 71,560 km
1979 at 75.008 km
1981 at 83.525 km
1982 at 91.344 km
1983 at 102,575 km
1984 at 115.913 km – also installation of a new transmission, passport of MB available
1985 at 121,004 km
1986 at 127.084 km
1988 at 133.969 km
1990 at 144.319 km
1991 at 148,871 km
1993 at 157,707 km
2000 at 162,831 km TÜV approval
2003 at 164.121 km TÜV approval
2014 at 168,976 km
The ownership history is also completely documented by the original German title. The car was never deregistered and was always registered in Germany.
Since 2015 the car is with its current, fourth owner.
In 2014 the body was reworked and repainted in the original color.
It is a particularly beautiful specimen with great key data. In my eyes there are only very few classic cars which can be used as universally as a R107. From leisure drives in the evening up to the big journey down south one can do everything with the car. It will even make a great daily driver in the summer.
The car has a valid German registration with H-plates.
The car is available for an inspection by appointment only in 33415 Verl, Germany. We are happy to show you the car and the documents and have a lift available as well.
Please contact us if you wish to obtain further information.