1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) Rare Impala Brown
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107)
Impala Brown (441) with Cream Beige MB Tex (175) and
Impala Brown (441) Hard top with Light Brown Fabric Soft Top (8023)
Here at SLSHOP we are very fond of this shade of brown, with this being the 4th Impala Brown car to grace our showroom… Of these four cars, no two have been the exact same combination of paintwork and interior trim.
Impala Brown was the 12th different brown offered throughout the R107 timeline, available only for the last 3 years of production. This beautiful metallic colour was ahead of it’s time, a shade that wouldn’t look out of place in the glossy brochures of a modern Mercedes-Benz dealership.
Late model R107 SLs are highly desirable, with cars built from 1986 to 1989 commanding the biggest price premium for a number of reasons… These cars offered revised handling, better braking, larger wheels and a slightly revised interior over the earlier R107s. Equipment levels also increased, along with a smart new range of colours. Shades such as Diamond Blue, Almandine Red and Impala Brown were luxurious new metallic paints that have become synonymous with these late cars.
Metallic Paint was a cost option in 1987, and it isn’t the only cost option that this car boasts. Rear Seats, Paint Preservation and the Fire Extinguisher are all boxes ticked by the first owner when ordering this car new.
The Rear Seat Option is a highly desirable factory original component for an R107 SL. Although the rear seats are small, it does make the SL more usable for transporting small children (or grand children… or great grand children!) to your local classic car show – and it helps residual values.
238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION
565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
583 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
746 FOLDING TOP FABRIC 8023, DARK BROWN
- LayoutFront Engined
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power 188 bhp
- Torque 100 lbs/ft
- Top speed 123 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 9.4 s
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Body typeConvertible
- Vehicle height 1,295 mm
- Vehicle width 1,790 mm
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