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One Man’s Passion !


The 107 Series of Mercedes fabled SL’s has always had a good following.  Early in their lives they were the chosen vehicle of celebrities the world over and yet were still reasonably affordable. They came with a huge variety of power units from 2.8 litre 280’s up to the 5.6 litre 560’s, so there was something for everyone. But not quite……………………………

The SL we offer for sale here belonged to a personal friend of mine, and he wanted a car suitable for long distance continental touring. He wanted power, ease of use, and economy. So what did he do? He fitted a 3.0 Litre Mercedes Turbo Diesel power unit along with a Getrag 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, and rebuilt and adjusted the whole car to suit his needs and preferences. The Bills and invoices for parts alone total over £15000
The whole car is stunning. Finished in a Dark Silver Metallic, it comes with a Navy Blue full leather interior. Every part of the interior was re-trimmed by a company called Transcal who specialise in aircraft interiors.  The quality of their work has to be seen to be believed.
It took the owner some time to find a car that was good enough for him to begin with, looking at many of this model until he found a suitable car without the dreaded corrosion that can affect this model. He paid specific attention to the bulkhead which is notorious for serious corrosion, and  this car fitted the bill as the bulkhead was sound . He then went to great pains to ensure this area of the car was protected from future corrosion with attention to drainage channels and protection with rust prevention.
The engine bay looks like the whole power unit was fitted by Mercedes Benz factory workers in Stuttgart. The quality of the installation really is that good. Every single item under the bonnet and under the car was stripped back, cleaned, and refinished to an amazingly high standard. Nothing was left to chance. Even the nuts and bolts and other fixings have been stripped cleaned and anodised, such that the car looks like new mechanically.
Bodily the car is stunning with an excellent paint finish and is virtually unmarked. Wheels are fitted with 15” Disc Wheel trims and again these are unmarked, and the chrome, which is never a strong point of Mercedes SL’s looks like new.
Now I've had a number of these SL’s both personally, and also through the business and I know very well  how they drive. But honestly, this car is in a completely different league. I’ve never EVER driven one of these that handles like this car does. Its crisp, it handles really tightly, it doesn’t feel light and floaty. It gives the most amazing feeling of being sure footed and confident. It feels far more like a Sports car than any other SL I’ve ever driven. It’s simply stunning.
Now this car isn’t for the purist. Yes originality is everything to some, but the gentleman who made this car what it is did so for a reason. He built it for Continental Touring and that’s what the car has done.  It met his criteria perfectly, and did the job perfectly for him.

So ask yourself this. Would you like a completely unique Mercedes SL. Do you have your own diesel tanks?  Or would you like to do some Continental Touring just as its previous owner?

This car is completely unique. I doubt there is any other SL for Sale now like this, and certainly not in the condition this one is in. So why not get in touch. Call me on 01200 446893.

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Telephone: 01200 446893 email: the.woods@zen.co.uk

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