1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 420 SL with Beige Leather
Nautic Blue with Beige Leather / 420 SL
Nautical Blue Metallic (929) with Beige Leather (275) and
Nautical Blue Metallic (929) Hardtop with Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (744)
The Mercedes-Benz 420SL arrived in 1986, introduced for the last three years of R107 SL production. This 4.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 engine replaced the 3.8 litre 380SL, offered alongside the larger 5.0 litre V8 and six-cylinder 3.0 300SL until 1989. Although tens of thousands of 300SL and 500SL examples were produced, 420SL production numbered just 2,148, making it the most elusive of all R107 SL models.
Over on our Journal we have put together a comprehensive rundown on the 420SL engine, including further details on why this engine is such a great choice for the prospective R107 buyer. You can read that here.
This particular car first arrived at SLSHOP back in 2012, undergoing preparation for sale before we sold it to the current owner in the early days of our business. Having been enjoyed for the last few years, it is now time to find a new home for this lovely V8 SL.
We don’t need to wax lyrical about how Nautical Blue with Beige Leather is the perfect colour combination for a late model R107 SL, after a browse through the photographs we’re sure you will agree.
A lovely car with a great history, an ex SLSHOP car that’s ready for a new adventure.
|Pre Delivery||26th June 1986||Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane|
|876 miles||5th June 1987||Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane|
|5,849 miles||26th January 1988||Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane|
|12,856 miles||10th November 1988||Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane|
|19,451 miles||5th October 1989||Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane|
|26,512 miles||7th February 1991||Mercedes-Benz Woking|
|35,201 miles||24th April 1992||Mercedes-Benz Woking|
|40,137 miles||14th July 1994||Premier Service Station, Surrey|
|49,571 miles||4th March 1999||John Griffiths Mercedes-Benz|
|53,246 miles||6th April 2001||John Griffiths Mercedes-Benz|
|56,844 miles||31st July 2003||Silver Arrows Automobiles|
|58,502 miles||10th August 2004||Steve Redfearn Mercedes-Benz|
|59,105 miles||11th July 2005||Steve Redfearn Mercedes-Benz|
|60,550 miles||25th April 2007||Hunt & Ken Ltd, London|
|61,635 miels||17th March 2012||Mel Hudson Motor Repairs|
|62,034 miles||9th April 2015||SLSHOP|
|62,852 miles||27th May 2016||Lovers Leap Garage, Derbyshire|
|65,274 miles||24th April 2018||Lovers Leap Garage, Derbyshire|
- Nautic Blue
- Beige Leather
- Not Exempt