1986 Mercedes 300SL
Engine: 6 cylinder 3000cc
Offered for sale at Beaulieu Garage this superb 1986 Mercedes SL with just 5 local owners (original sold new in Weymouth). Presented in Arctic White with half leather red it’s in lovely condition showing very few signs of wear. The one main issues with these SL’s is rusty bulkheads but this one has just had over £7,000 spent replacing and refinishing the bulkhead, replacing chrome and basically returning the car to as close to showroom condition as is possible with a 35 year old car. The result is a completely sorted car which looks superb and drives the same.
Another important piece of any classic/ investment vehicles puzzle is the paperwork, and this has plenty. There is a service book detailing early service work and stacks of invoices detailing the cars later life. Plenty of older MOT’s are also present completing the package.
The previous owner was gifted the car as a 60th birthday present and loved it so much even her husband was never permitted behind the wheel. She took ownership in 2007 and since this time the car has only ever been used during the summer months and tucked away every winter. The car has not covered many miles in this time but has been taken on a number of UK touring holidays. A house move has meant the cosy garage the car normally lives in has been sacrificed and rather than leave her outside the decision was made to sell and let someone else enjoy ownership.
These cars are getting very collectable, and at this mileage surely represent a great investment.