1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) #2172
- Stock Number: 2172
- Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107)
- Mileage: 146581
- Paint Colour: Petrol Blue
- Interior Colour: Beige Leather
- Year: 1986
- Price: £32,995
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About This Car
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107)
Blue Green Metallic (877) with Beige Leather (275)
A reliable daily driver in superb condition and ready to go.
The current owner of this lovely 420SL purchased it to be regularly used and driven. With the goal of day to day drivability, a not insignificant sum has been spent in recent years resolving small issues that occur with older cars being used day to day.
Receipts and documentation on file detail these works, and an impressive folder of documentation appears to date al the way back to the 1980s.
It appears that virtually every bit of paperwork associated with this car is present in the file, a highlight of which is a letter dated 1989.
It transpires that the first owner of this 1986 car was a Mr W of Poole, for whom the car was registered on 1st February 1987.
Late in 1988 Mr W ordered for himself a new 300CE – the W124 Coupe that would have launched brand new that year. Sadly Mr W passed away before he ever took delivery of the car, and Mr W’s wife would ultimately become the first owner of the 300CE. Upon Mr W’s death, his niece became executor of the estate and it was in March 1989 that this 420SL was acquired by Thomas Continentals Mercedes-Benz of Plymouth.
The car then sold to a Mr W or Saltash in 1989.
In 1996 the car moved to London as Mr H took ownership of the car in August that year, keeping the car under his careful stewardship until September 2018 when it was acquired by the current keeper.
This car is ready to be used, a driver’s car and continent crosser to be thoroughly enjoyed without the constant niggle of the odometer to worry about.
A rare colour for a 420SL and an attractive looking motorcar.
A well loved car that has been cared for by The SLSHOP for the last few years. The previous owner has spent not insignificant sums resolving small age related issues, including ensuring that the bulkhead is sound and that the car can be used on a daily basis.
Accompanying this car:
3 keys / Original Books & Manuals / Significant amount of paperwork dating back to the late 1980s
Model 420 SL
Engine 116964 22 001164
Transmission 722325 02 851794
Order Number 0 6 537 81785
Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
Interior LEATHER – BEIGE (275)
Paint 1 BLUE-GREEN – METALLIC PAINT (877O)
Paint 2 BLUE-GREEN – METALLIC PAINT (877O)
Approx. Build Date 1986-11
238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
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)
543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
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
744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS
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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?
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.
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