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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL '85

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL '85 (1985)

Reference ch5313
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 300 SL '85
Type cabrio
Construction year 1985
KM 51570 km
Cilinder displacement 2962
Gears automatic
Steering left hand drive
  • In perfect condition; with an appraisal report
  • Comes with some maintenance invoices and documents as well as the original booklets
  • 300SL from its first year of construction
  • Genuine mileage enthusiast, good for many years of carefree convertible driving
  • German six-cylinder harmony


The Mercedes-Benz W107 was released in 1971. It was a true status symbol that extrudes performance and prestige. Its price, its specifications, and its performance show that this a a car only the lucky few can afford. The W107 also had the difficult task of succeeding the famous Pagoda, which still shared a strong resemblance to its predecessor, the Gullwing. With the W107, Mercedes-Benz took a leap into the unknown future, without leaving behind its trademarking luxury. Except the G-class, this is the Mercedes-Benz’s car that has been in production for the longest period, the production just stopped in 1989.

The W107 came in two finishes. There was convertible R107 - or SL - with a soft-top, optional hard-top, and optional two-seat rear bench. Also, there was a C107 - or SLC - which was a two-door hard-top coupe with four seats. Both cars were available with a range of engines that all were impressive in their own right. Over the years, fewer engines were available, though each engine was made to perform. In 1981, the successor to the C107 was introduced, and production of it ended. The R107 continued to be sold in large numbers with three different engines until 1989. The total production number is estimated to be around 237,000 unique units.

The aerodynamic and less rounded design was contemporary, compared to its predecessors. Though it was not Mercedes typical at the time, the curves were replaced, in order to fit its decade. The long hood and short rear emphasize class and exude sportiness, while the Mercedes’ star in the grille adds charisma and prestige. The interior is very recognizable as Mercedes, very luxurious, with a classic finish in leather and wood tones. For the US, a number of aesthetic adjustments were made based on their regulations. The square headlights were replaced with round ones, and the bumpers protruded to absorb a collision at five kilometres per hour without damage, as required by US law.

Mercedes-Benz W107 300SL

In 1985, the 300SL was introduced as a replacement for the 280SL. The bore and stroke of the engine were increased, resulting in a larger displacement for the six-cylinder engine; a new engine was born. However, the 300SL did not become much more powerful, but the torque did increase from 238 Nm to 255 Nm, which can definitely make a difference.

Production of the 300SL continued until 1989, after which it was succeeded by the modern W129, replacing the entire W107 series. Each W107 model remains a practical item to this day, as they do not wear out, and they are also good investments; predecessors Pagode and Gullwing have become virtually unaffordable.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 439 (173 inch)
  • Width (cm): 179 (70 inch)
  • Height (cm): 129 (51 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 246 (97 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 1500 (3307 lbs)


  • Engine: 2962 cc straight-six front-engine
  • Valve gear: 12
  • Fuel system: MPI
  • Gear box: 4-speed automatic
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 185 hp (138 kW) at 5700 t/m
  • torque: 260 Nm at 4400 t/m
  • Top speed: 203 km/h (126 mph)

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