The Mercedes-Benz Data Card confirms that the car left the factory in Papyrus white (code 717) which is actually more of an ice blue colour. In June 2015, a fresh coat of paint is added by the first German owner using a Fiat (code 595 L) Ice blue metallic which is very similar to the original shade. It’s a striking colour and receives compliments where ever it goes, but there is a small area beneath the rear bumper that could now need attention – or not. The matching blue soft top would appear to be the original and has received a small repair at the back of the driver’s side at some stage but, is completely tight and still water proof. With the original factory hardtop in place it’s often argued that these R107’s look even better than with the roof down. We would not disagree at Cathedral Classics. All in all, this is not a perfect car by any stretch of the imagination but, it’s clearly been very well maintained and is an absolute bargain in this particular classic car category. Improvements could be made over time – or just enjoy it for what it is.