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1987 Mercedes-Benz R107 420 SL #2212

Signal Red with Black Leather / 420 SL

£42,995

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

Overview of this Mercedes-Benz

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.

 

Condition:

This Mercedes-Benz has been hand-picked by SLSHOP’s sales team due to its high calibre status. Every inch of this vehicle’s exterior, interior and mechanicals have been inspected by SLSHOP’s workshops to ensure the vehicle meets our world leading standards. While every effort has been made to offer pristine vehicles, there will be some age-related marks, unless otherwise stated.  

History:

We advise interested parties to join us for a coffee to peruse the documentation accompanying this vehicle. There are servicing records and invoices, MOT and tax records dating back many years and as such must be viewed in person.  

Optional Extras:

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

£42,995

About The Mercedes-Benz

  • 92703
  • 1987
  • Manual
  • Signal Red
  • Black Leather
  • Petrol

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