1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) #2023 Thistle Green with Beige Leather

  • Stock Number: 2023
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107) with Beige Leather
  • Mileage: 26638
  • Paint Colour: Thistle Green
  • Interior Colour: Beige Leather
  • Year: 1986
  • Price: £67,995

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About This Car

1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107)

26,638 miles

Thistle Green Metallic (881) with Beige Leather (275) and
Thistle Green Metallic Hardtop (881) with Dark Brown Fabric Soft Top (746)

The Mercedes-Benz 420SL was introduced in 1986, available in the R107 SL range until the end of production in 1989. The 420SL replaced the 380SL, which superseded the 350SL in 1976. You can read about this history of this engine in this article.

Compared to the 300SL and 500SL, the 420SL is a rarity. With just over 2,000 built, it was dwarfed in quantity by some 13,500 examples of the 300SLs and almost 20,000 500SLs.

Built in 1986 and registered on a ‘D’, this 420SL has been well cared for all of its life. It comes from long term ownership, having been used sparingly for the first decade of it’s life before going into storage…. It has covered less than 1,000 miles since 1996!

In recent years a recommissioning program has commenced, resulting in a spend of almost £20,000 to return the car to ‘as new’ condition.

Here is an exceptional car, rare being a 420SL and rare being finished in Thistle Green, a beautiful ‘period’ colour that’s looking better and better as time goes by. A lovely car to behold.

8th August 1986PDI
London Road Garage
27th August 1986865 miles
London Road Garage
5th May 19886,054 miles
London Road Garage
17th March 19898,541 miles
London Road Garage
2nd November 198911,451 miles
London Road Garage
11th September 199118,403 miles
JR Neyland Motors Swansea
21st March 199625,287 miles
JR Neyland Motors Swansea
Specification

256 REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
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
746 FOLDING TOP FABRIC 8023, DARK BROWN

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!

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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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