1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) #2212 *SOLD* Signal Red with Black

  • Stock Number: 2212
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107) with Black Leather
  • Mileage: 92703
  • Paint Colour: Signal Red
  • Interior Colour: Black Leather
  • Year: 1987
About This Car

1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107)

Signal Red (568) with Black Leather (9000)

92,703 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; whilst being more capable than a 300SL.

About this Mercedes-Benz 420SL:

Sitting resplendently in the iconic shade of Signal Red, this car looks every inch the icon. Combined with the full black leather interior (including rear seats), here we have a very desirable R107 SL.

Ordered new and delivered in August 1988, this car was specified with an Outside Temperature Gauge, Paint Preservation, and Black Fabric (or sports check). Eagle eyed readers will notice this car now sports a full leather interior, with rear seats included. This was all part of a large improvement program which took place over recent years.

This car has been owned by a true car enthusiast, who spent a significant sum preparing this and one other car for a tour of the NC500 in Scotland. Works at The SLSHOP included a complete new interior, with a total of £25,000 being spent covering mechanical and cosmetic improvements on the car. Now that the trip has been completed, it is time for this car to move to a new home.

We have known this 420SL for some years, and can attest to the quality of the car as a whole. It really is a fine piece of automotive engineering, and we hope the new owner will continue to maintain and care for this car with SLSHOP.

 

Specification

568 SIGNAL RED
071 BLACK FABRIC
071A BLACK FABRIC
238 URBAN LIGHTS UK
240 OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
256 REAR AXLE WITH LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL
341 ADDITIONAL FLASHING LIGHTS
362 RIGHT-HAND DRIVE VEHICLE ACCORDING TO EC REGULATION (CONTROL CODE)
461 INSTRUMENTS IN ENGLISH
507 EXTERNAL MIRROR LEFT + RIGHT HEATABLE (LEFT ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE)
524 PAINT PRESERVATION
568O No Code Designations Currently Available
568U No Code Designations Currently Available
583 ELECTRIC WINDOW REGULATOR 2-WAY
592 THERMAL INSULATING GREEN GLASS ALL AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW, BAND FILTER
600 HEADLIGHT CLEANING SYSTEM
601 OIL FOR REAR AXLE WITH LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL IN CANS AND CANS
603 600 + 601
613 LIGHTING UNIT – ASYMETRIC LEFT TRAFFIC

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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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.

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