Boasting the second-longest production run of any Mercedes-Benz vehicle, the R107 SL-Class is a testament to the brand’s build quality and advanced engineering of the period. This 1979 example is finished in Astral Silver over blue leather and features a 4-speed manual transmission paired with its 3.5-liter V8 engine. Equipment includes a wood-trimmed interior, a hard top, floor mats, and a rear seat. This European-spec SL was imported from Germany to San Francisco at approximately 45k miles with proper federalization performed in California. This 1979 Mercedes 350SL is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California while showing approximately 54k miles on the odometer.
This SL-Class is said to have been refinished in its factory-specified shade of Astral Silver under previous ownership. It features a removable body-colored hardtop, a blue convertible roof, and chrome trim on the bumpers, mirrors, door handles, front grille, and window moldings. It rides on Steel 14″ wheels with chrome covers and body-color centers which are wrapped in Dunlop CR65 Racing tires which were mounted in 2022. The seller notes that the vehicle was repainted under prior ownership and that the European-spec bumpers and headlights have been retained. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
This R107 features blue leather upholstery with matching carpets, Zebrano wood trim, a black four-spoke steering wheel, floor mats, and rear seats. The seller notes that the leather shows some patina and imperfections and reports all gauges and accessories are working properly.
This 350SL is equipped with a 3.5-liter M116 V8 engine that delivers up to 197 HP and 211 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed manual transmission. The SL is equipped with power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes and an independent suspension with double wishbones in front and a diagonal swing axle in the rear. Associated maintenance invoices are provided for reference in the gallery along with Federalization documentation.
This sale will include a clean title, a toolkit, a spare tire, and documentation.