Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2007, 05:52 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1
Question Help! Car or baby? Is there a child seat that fits a 1987 300 SL?

Hi, I would really appreciate some advice on whether there is a child seat (MB or other) that fits the 300SL - front or back. Britax didn't think there was.

Ours is a 1987 model and I cannot see a 3rd fixing point in rear seats.

If we cannot find a child seat (he's 9 months now) my wife is keen to change the car - a sad (and pretty expensive option) All help appreciated!

Thanks, Shane
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 08:09 AM
cth350's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,788
In the US, the car seats can be restrained by a simple lap belt passed through their middle. Yes, having the three anchor points is quite helpful for those little straps and I use them all the time in the cars that have them. But the seatbelt itself works too.

If that doesn't work, we can always trade cars until your kids old enough.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 08:51 AM
nobby's Avatar
Automotive Nobbiest
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 821
You could install a third anchor point under the soft top appease the missus and provide a more secure seat for the youngun.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 09:30 AM
TheV12pwr's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 220
Buy another car...
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 01:39 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Convent Station, NJ
Posts: 755
Originally Posted by nobby View Post
You could install a third anchor point under the soft top appease the missus and provide a more secure seat for the youngun.
Agreed. I have a folding rear seat and asked the original designer if he ever thought about shoulder straps. He said the demand wasn't great enough and one would have to be fabricated as mentioned by nobby.

'85 380 SL (sold)
'85 Carrera Flatnose
'71 280 SL Signal Red/Cognac
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 02:52 AM
coleyjf's Avatar
Old dog - new tricks
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Midlands of the UK
Posts: 264
3rd seat belt fixing


I've been thiking about fitting 3 point belts in the back of my Euro 300SL (rear seat factory fitted) purely as I feel that the lap belts are a bit less safe when my Grandson is in the back.

I've got as far as geting some Britax recoil belts from a scrap yard but not found a way of fixing them yet. I am loath to midify the hood cover but I think that's going to be the only way.

Any ideas out there?


Keep your Motor runnin'

Jim's '88 300SL
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 04:04 PM
truckinik's Avatar
And I only had one lesson
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,022
I would simply tell the miss's that now she has her baby, so you have to have yours also and she can live with it...

Use the word "Beeyaatch" it always worked for
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page