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B.J.W

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4,253 posts

98 months

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Tuesday 27th March 2012 quote quote all
So apologies.....if this is the case.....just trying to ensure a lovely car goes to a PHer who will appreciate it.

I am a big R107 fan....my favourite car (well, one of them)

On my way to work I passed an R107 SL for sale - I don't know the owner, but enquired about the car as it's just what I would be looking for - dark metallic blue, cream leather, hard top. But looks to be a post 85 300 SL. FSH and 57k on the clock.... It's a beauty... Price is a bit rich for me at £17,500, but compared to the specialist dealers it looks to be a steal...

Had a long chat with the owner - he just wants it to go to a good home - but as yet, it is not advertised anywhere. It is located in Alvechurch (5 mins of junction 2 of the M42). I said to the chap I would mention it on here....just to see if there are any R107 fans in the market.... From what I can see the car is mint (private plate included too). To confirm, it is not my car and the seller is not a friend of mine....just an old boy with a passion for cars....

If anyone is interested I can provide contact details.... again, if this breaks any rules then sorry, but my motives are genuine here.....

chris333

722 posts

122 months

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Wednesday 28th March 2012 quote quote all
£17.5k sounds pretty steep to me for a private sale. www.theslshop.com has plenty of R107s for sale and I think there's only 2 above that value.

Uhura fighter

7,018 posts

66 months

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Wednesday 28th March 2012 quote quote all
17k.

No.

911Thrasher

2,156 posts

82 months

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Friday 30th March 2012 quote quote all
17.5kGBP doesn't sound stupid at all in view of low mileage, post-86 car and a good color combination.

Already have a nice one...but maybe Eric here could be interested.

B.J.W

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4,253 posts

98 months

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Monday 2nd April 2012 quote quote all
911Thrasher said:
17.5kGBP doesn't sound stupid at all in view of low mileage, post-86 car and a good color combination.

Already have a nice one...but maybe Eric here could be interested.
Let me know if he is smile
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erics

2,224 posts

94 months

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Tuesday 3rd April 2012 quote quote all
I am. Please send me the details: esivry AT marex.com

B.J.W

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4,253 posts

98 months

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Wednesday 4th April 2012 quote quote all
erics said:
I am. Please send me the details: esivry AT marex.com
Eric. I dropped your details round this morning. The chap has been in touch and has said that he will drop you a line....

erics

2,224 posts

94 months

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Thursday 5th April 2012 quote quote all
Yup, got it Ben. Will keep you posted. Many thanks.

B.J.W said:
Eric. I dropped your details round this morning. The chap has been in touch and has said that he will drop you a line....

911Thrasher

2,156 posts

82 months

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Thursday 12th April 2012 quote quote all
Eric - not good?

not easy tracking these old R107s, especially good ones.
We are still super happy with ours - the best car we've had for London smile

TISPKJ

1,756 posts

90 months

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Thursday 12th April 2012 quote quote all
Whilst on the R107 ....

What do we value a one owner 79 350 with 10k on the clock ?

r129sl

3,658 posts

86 months

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Thursday 12th April 2012 quote quote all
£25k?

The big money seems reserved for post-85 cars. I note the SL Shop is offering a 380 SL with 13,000miles at £27k.

vpr

1,743 posts

121 months

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Thursday 12th April 2012 quote quote all
TISPKJ said:
Whilst on the R107 ....

What do we value a one owner 79 350 with 10k on the clock ?
Yes indeed....sell the old splosher and buy a later car. Especially if it happens to be that god awful silver blue

TISPKJ

1,756 posts

90 months

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Thursday 12th April 2012 quote quote all
When you say post 85, you mean 380 / 500 series as opposed to 350 / 450 ?
That being the case why ?

r129sl

3,658 posts

86 months

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Thursday 12th April 2012 quote quote all
TISPKJ said:
When you say post 85, you mean 380 / 500 series as opposed to 350 / 450 ?
That being the case why ?
No, I mean 300, 420, 500.

The market prefers them. The brakes and suspension are a bit more modern and the rust-proofing was better. They're a bit faster and lighter on the juice. But most people just like the look of the front air dam and the 15" flat face wheels.

Personally I prefer the look of the pre-1985 cars, but taste is a matter of taste.

vpr

1,743 posts

121 months

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Friday 13th April 2012 quote quote all
I'm leaning towards a nice original early car but it must have the hub caps to look truly perfect

TISPKJ

1,756 posts

90 months

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Friday 13th April 2012 quote quote all
Mine will never be for sale you know that.

I was just curious as to value, sadly they made far to many to be worth anything.

Im not sure if the comment above regarding the later models commanding more money is true or just that a few later low mileage ones are around currently, I would have thought an early all original car would be worth more, didnt the SL shop have a ultra low mile 450 recently at 40k was it ?

MGwob

18 posts

80 months

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Saturday 14th April 2012 quote quote all
Hi, the SL Shop ultra low miler was a 900 mile 500SL that was up for just under 50k.

They have just got hold of a 5000 mile, A reg 280SL with a 5 speed manual gearbox.

Mark

Brent Chiswick

38 posts

119 months

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Saturday 14th April 2012 quote quote all
I love my 420 SL. They do have many corrosion weak spots, even the post facelift cars with the galvanised body panels but these are all well understood and there are many specialists who can sort them out. They are very solid and well put together cars. Good late cars can be anything up to low 20's for low ish mileage examples, while very low mileage cars can fetch very much more. I don't think they will ever make big money because there were so many built. The 420 is one of the more rare models, since only about 2400 or so were built.

Great cars IMO.

vpr

1,743 posts

121 months

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Saturday 14th April 2012 quote quote all
Low mileage cars seem rare because these cars were bought and used as everyday transport for many years.


r129sl

3,658 posts

86 months

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Saturday 21st April 2012 quote quote all
TISPKJ said:
Mine will never be for sale you know that.

I was just curious as to value, sadly they made far to many to be worth anything.

Im not sure if the comment above regarding the later models commanding more money is true or just that a few later low mileage ones are around currently, I would have thought an early all original car would be worth more, didnt the SL shop have a ultra low mile 450 recently at 40k was it ?
They are holding their value at the moment, which is amazing given (1) the number made, (2) the number for sale and (3) the state of the market (they are too expensive to be bought on a whim, too cheap to appeal to the seriously rich). They will go up in value and it will happen quite suddenly when the number of good cars plummets. Give it no more than ten years, probably less. Unfortunately the market is besotted with the post-1985 cars but lord only knows why: that front spoiler, dear oh dear! As always, it will be the early cars like yours which command the highest prices in the long run. The only thing is, you're not using it enough.
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