1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) #2324 Nautic Blue with Beige Leather

  • Stock Number: 2324
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107)
  • Mileage: 65996
  • Year: 1988
  • Price: £55,995

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About This Car

1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107)

Nautical Blue Metallic (929) with Beige Leather (275) and
Nautical Blue Metallic (929) Hardtop with Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (744)

65,000 miles

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 ClubHouse 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 Delivery26th June 1986Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane
876 miles5th June 1987Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane
5,849 miles26th January 1988Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane
12,856 miles10th November 1988Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane
19,451 miles5th October 1989Normand (Mayfair) Park Lane
26,512 miles7th February 1991Mercedes-Benz Woking
35,201 miles24th April 1992Mercedes-Benz Woking
40,137 miles14th July 1994Premier Service Station, Surrey
49,571 miles4th March 1999John Griffiths Mercedes-Benz
53,246 miles6th April 2001John Griffiths Mercedes-Benz
56,844 miles31st July 2003Silver Arrows Automobiles
58,502 miles10th August 2004Steve Redfearn Mercedes-Benz
59,105 miles11th July 2005Steve Redfearn Mercedes-Benz
60,550 miles25th April 2007Hunt & Ken Ltd, London
61,635 miels17th March 2012Mel Hudson Motor Repairs
62,034 miles9th April 2015SLSHOP
62,852 miles27th May 2016Lovers Leap Garage, Derbyshire
65,274 miles24th April 2018Lovers Leap Garage, Derbyshire

 

Specification

240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
256 REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
481 UNDERSHIELDS
507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
585 BEHR AIR CONDITIONER AND 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

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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Proud Owners

Your classic Mercedes-Benz story starts right here at The SLSHOP, just like it did for these proud owners. Click the images to read each customer story.

Proud Owners: Mark & Rebecca

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