1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) #2271 Signal Red with Beige Leather

  • Stock Number: 2271
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107) with Beige Leather
  • Mileage: 5956
  • Paint Colour: Signal Red
  • Interior Colour: Beige Leather
  • Year: 1987
  • Price: £89,995

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About This Car

2271 Mercedes-Benz 420SL

1987 Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R107)

Signal Red (568) with Beige Leather (275) and
Signal Red Hard Top (568) with Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)

5,956 miles

An exceptional opportunity to acquire a superb low mileage car that feels as new as the day it was built.

Completed in July of 1987, this Signal Red 420SL benefits from factory rear seats, trimmed in leather to match the front seats. This was an expensive option, and a desirable feature for any Mercedes-Benz SL.

Sold by SLSHOP in 2016, this car has been known to us for a number of years.

For the Mercedes-Benz SL connoisseur, a low mileage SL is the holy grail… but what marks a low mileage, original SL out from the crowd?

Inside the cabin that distinct ‘new’ scent still lingers, whilst the seats show no wear on the bases or bolsters front or rear. There is are distinct differences between an original factory interior from a well cared for low mileage car, a restored car and a well used car. The switchgear and dashboard are immaculate and fresh, this means no rubbing or evidence of use on any of the buttons or controls… often the white icons on the window switches and indicator stalks become faded and worn, but with a factory fresh, low mileage car the print of these symbols is crisp against the black plastic. Similarly the speedometer dials are vivid, the oranges and whites of the display are bright and fresh, further signs of good storage and a car that has been kept away from the damaging rays of the sun.

This 420SL fires into life exactly as an SL should, the newness of the car becoming apparent as soon as Drive is engaged. Jump in this car and drive it alongside any other SL and the tightness of the steering, the suspension, the feel of the controls and the way the car responds is completely different to a high mileage car. Inspect the woodwork on the inside of the cabin and the chrome, you’ll find no pitting, peeling, cracking or chipping, and most importantly no fading. The wood of an R107 should be dark and rich, the plastics a deep black – this car is a shining example of what the R107 was when it left the factory.

Specification

238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
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)
524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION
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
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001

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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