1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107)

Lot Number: 617

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107)

With low ownership and in virtually flawless, original condition, this collector-grade 300SL has covered less than 6,000 miles from new. 

  • Sold for: £75,375

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 12th November, 2022 at 10.00am GMT at NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

  • Body Colour

    Diamond Blue Metallic

  • Drive


  • Registration Number

    F844 YWT

  • Odometer Reading

    5630 Miles


With low ownership and in virtually flawless, original condition, this collector-grade 300SL has covered less than 6,000 miles from new. 


Offered here is a remarkable R107 300SL, supplied new and first registered in August 1988 by Mercedes-Benz Westway Garage in York to a businessman based in Shipley who kept the car for just three months. Another businessman purchased the Mercedes-Benz as a 50th birthday gift for his sister and registered the car in his business name and, between 1988 and 2020, the SL was dry stored in a company warehouse with barely any use until the decision was made to sell the car. The ownership details were transferred from the business to its lady owner before being offered for sale in 2020 so, although the V5C shows three previous keepers, essentially this example has had just two private owners from new with copies of the old logbooks on file including a letter from the business owner corroborating the cars history.

Superbly presented in Diamond Blue with navy blue MB-Tex and blue check Karo cloth seats and a matching navy blue mohair hood, this lovely SL had covered a mere 5,600 miles at the time of cataloguing. We are informed that it has been enjoyed primarily in fine weather conditions which may be why it appears to be virtually flawless with bright paintwork retaining a deep gloss, the interior shows barely any signs of wear, and the navy hood doesn't look like it's ever been deployed. The car is described as 'absolutely on-the-button' and was subject to a major service and checked from bumper to bumper by a Mercedes-Benz specialist garage in 2018 at 5,575 miles and, more recently, it was once again fully recommissioned at the local Mercedes-Benz dealer in January 2022 at 5,607 miles. It's accompanied by a history file including the aforementioned registration documents, original book pack with the original service book stamped up-to-date and various other items of paperwork.

In summary, this must be one of the best preserved right-hand drive R107 Mercedes-Benz SLs likely to exist and would make an excellent addition to any car collection of landmark classics, perhaps a concours contender or maybe just to show off at car club events. In any case, we hope this stunning example will continue to be well preserved for future Mercedes enthusiasts to appreciate.


Lot Number
Registration Number
F844 YWT
MOT Expiry
Chassis Number
Body Colour
Diamond Blue Metallic



For further information regarding this lot please contact Steven.





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