Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

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If you’re searching for elegant looks and sprightly dynamics, the six-cylinder R107 300SL is the car for you.

Born in 1987, our 300SL classic hire star makes a brilliant companion for weekend trips away. It’s also right at home serving on special occasions including weddings, thanks to its spacious interior and classy appearance, as many of our clients have discovered.

Thinking of buying your own R107 SL? Then why not hire one of ours for a day, weekend or longer to see if this iconic classic fits in with your life?

This roadster has all the glitz, delicacy and reliability you expect from a classic Mercedes, with the added benefit of being professionally prepared by SLSHOP.

Some would argue the six-cylinder 300SL is the spiritual successor to the 280SL Pagoda, which also featured a straight-six engine and takes pride of place in our hire fleet. But whichever way you look at it, the 300SL is a dream car, the white paintwork emphasising its pure and attractive form, and keeping you that bit cooler when the sun is shining.

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Launched in 1971 and built until 1986, the R107 was designed in the 1960s and remained commercially competitive until the late 1980s, an incredible achievement for a luxury roadster. During the 18 year production run the SL used 8 different engines, and our hire fleet is made up of 300, 500 and 560SL models. The R107SL has ample space for luggage, and all engines are ideally suited to touring.

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  • Model Year: 1987
  • Engine Size: 3.0L Straight 6
  • Top Speed: 124 MPH
  • Brake Horse Power: 177
  • Torque: 184 fbt
  • Seats: 2 + 2
  • 0-60 MPH: 9.9 Seconds
  • Gear Box: 5 Speed Auto
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Boasting a lighter and more nimble drive than the V8 models, the 300SL is nevertheless an excellent motorway cruiser. Its engine brims with old school charm as it races through its rev range, and emits a delicious purring sound on part throttle.

Our car is equipped with a four-speed automatic gearbox, leaving the driver little to do other than enjoy the ride. The check seat upholstery is in superb condition and transports you right back to the 1980s. The fabric roof hides discreetly behind the rear jump seats, and when in place it provides all the comfort and insulation you could wish for.

The 300SL was manufactured from late 1985 onwards, so benefits from a more modern engine design and improved handling, leaving you little excuse for not borrowing the keys and experiencing your own adventure.

Meet the Cars

From the sublime and subtle smoothness of the silky straight six to the wonderful warble of the well powered V8, our SL Day is an opportunity to sample different engines back to back.

113 Pagoda 280SL

A 280SL Pagoda. The car everyone wants to own.

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The European favourite, the 300SL, in iconic white.

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A late model 500SL in Astral Silver with Blue Leather.

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The largest displacement SL built for export markets. Left Hand Drive.

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What are you waiting for? Drop us a line and let us know which car you would like to hire and when you would like it. We’ll guide you through everything from there on in.

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