1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) Signal Red with Cream MB Tex

  • Stock Number: 2204
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107) with Cream MB Tex
  • Mileage: 76120
  • Paint Colour: Signal Red
  • Interior Colour: Beige MB Tex
  • Year: 1987
  • Price: £46,995

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About This Car

1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107)

Signal Red (568) with Cream MB Tex (175) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)

76,120 miles

Production of the R107 SL ran from 1971 to 1989, with cars produced from 1986 to 1989 known as ‘late’ cars. These facelift models benefited from improved braking and suspension, a new range of engines and some cosmetic improvements. Along with the lower front apron and flat-face 8 hole alloy wheels, these facelift cars also enjoyed new colours, an improved interior and more comprehensive options list. It is these late cars that are most sought after by R107 aficionados.

Of these facelift cars, the 420SL made up just over 2,000 production units, far fewer than the more numerous 300SL, 500SL and 560SL. This makes a 420SL a very rare proposition.

The smaller displacement 4.2 litre V8 is a sublime engine, less raw than the larger 5.0 litre with a more toned down feel to it. A 420SL feels smooth and eager to please, slightly more responsive than a 500SL at slower speeds.

This car presents a rare chance to own a well cared for Mercedes-Benz 420SL in what is arguably the most desirable and iconic colour combination of Red with Cream. This car also features rear seats, a very practical and expensive optional extra.

A car with excellent provenance, complete with a significant amount of paperwork detailing a lifetime of care. The correct Mercedes-Benz book pack is present, along with the original dealer procure. Service stamps and invoices on file paint a picture of a well loved and carefully maintained vehicle, cosseted and adored with no expense spared.

A superb opportunity to acquire a rare Signal Red 420SL in beautiful, presentable and perfectly usable condition.

One to own and enjoy.

Service Stamps:

PDI3rd Aug 1987Carols Motors Penn Road
804 miles16th Sept 1987Carols Motors Penn Road
4,600 miles21st March 1988Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
8,186 miles5th October 1988Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
11,997 miles6th April 1989Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
18,301 miles14th March 1990Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
21,765 miles13th Aug 1990Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
27,590 miles29th April 1991Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
30,807 miles23rd Oct 1991Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
34,515 miles22nd July 1992Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
37,322 miles22nd March 1993Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
40,248 miles29th Sept 1993Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
42,077 miles8th March 1994Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
44,799 miles5th Sept 1994Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
47,980 miles3rd Oct 1995Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
50,191 miles1st April 1996Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
54,675 miles28th July 1997Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
57,430 miles5th June 1998Mercedes-Benz Gerrard Man
59,967 miles9th May 2000Andy Gayle Mercedes-Benz Specialist
66,376 miles12th Sept 2002Lanes Cars Merceds-Benz Specialist
71,206 miles14th Sept 2004Lanes Cars Merceds-Benz Specialist
75,019 miles17th June 2010Mercedes-Benz Grimsby
75,361 miles28th Sept 2012Bill Dodds Motor Engineer
75,648 miles7th July 2014Mercedes-Benz of Loughborough
75,805 miles3rd June 2015Mercedes-Benz of Loughborough
75,921 miles22nd May 2017Mercedes-Benz of Loughborough
Specification

238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
256 REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
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
603 HEADLAMP WIPER UNIT AND OIL FOR REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, IN CANISTERS AND CONTAINERS
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001

Why Choose SLSHOP?

Is it our unrivalled experience with three generations of SL? Is it our attention to detail, our award winning quality? Is it our selection of hand picked, superb cars for sale? Is it the family feel, the friendly faces and consistency of our work? Most people say it’s all of these things.

A classic car offers a world of opportunities – it is an invitation to explore the open road and share life-affirming experiences with like-minded individuals.

Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?

Bulkhead Corrosion

Although the R107 is renowned for build quality, there is one chink in the armour – the bulkhead. Many cars that present well from the outside are hiding internal rust. Water from outside the car should drain out through specially designed channels, but over time, these become blocked forcing water inside the car. Once water has breached the blower motor cover in front of the windscreen, it slowly wreaks havoc from inside out. This delicate area did not have rust protection from the factory, and as the metal deteriorates it the water ingress can lead to faulty electrics, damp carpets and musty smells inside the cabin.

All our cars come with a 36 month bulkhead warranty.

SLSHOP Unique 2 & 3 year warranty

At the SLSHOP, not only do we know what an SL is capable of but we believe in the cars we sell.

We want our customers to have the confidence to get out and use these iconic classics, to enjoy them for trips at home and abroad.

That’s why we offer a 2 year ‘no quibble’ mechanical warranty with each car sold, as well as a 3 year bulkhead warranty.

Next Steps: Experience

We believe in the capabilities of these classic cars, and want our customers to get out and use them. Welcome to Experience from The SLSHOP, aimed at helping you get more out of your classic Mercedes-Benz. We offer a number of trips, tours and events in the UK and abroad. See you there!

Next Steps: 24hr Test Drive

Tempted by an R107 SL but not sure if it’s for you? Fancy trying a weekend at the wheel before you dive in? We offer a 24hr test drive through our hire business. Hire a classic Mercedes-Benz for a day or longer, and if you subsequently buy a car from our showroom, we will refund the entire hire fee. What are you waiting for?

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