1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 420SL | #2003

  • Stock Number: 2003
  • Make / Model: MERCEDES-BENZ / 420SL
  • Mileage: 40000
  • Paint Colour: Signal Red
  • Interior Colour: Mushroom sports check 075
  • Year: 1988

Mercedes-Benz 420 SL | February 1988 E registration 40,000 miles


Signal red 268 with Mushroom sports check 075. Headlamp Wash Wipe


4sp automatic transmission with Sport/Economy modes. ABS. Cruise Control. Limited Slip Differential. 15 hole alloy wheels. Central locking. Electric windows. Heat insulating green glass. Graduated tinted windscreen. Front fog lamps. Power steering. Factory hard top with heated rear screen. Heated washer jets and door mirror lenses.

Car History

All MOT certificates dated from 1998 to present Day.
16 tax discs.
Service receipts and invoices from recent works carried out with us.
Matching number hardtop in signal red 268
wind deflector
Hardtop stand.
Over mats.
Spare key.
Manuals and wallet.

This Mercedes 420SL carries a covering letter from the original owner who used the car sparingly until he passed it over to the next careful collector in 1999. It has been passed through a few collectors hands over the past few years where now it has been returned back to us from Mr Stevens where he has cared for it since 2014. The condition of this well presented Classic 420 SL is displayed in our showroom now awaiting another custodian to enjoy it for seasonal use or touring Southern France region, a low mileage SL in this colour combination carrying a V8 is a nice place to be.

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.

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

Proud Owners: Mark & Rebecca
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Proud Owners: Lee Downing

Proud Owners: Lee Downing
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Proud Owners: Lee Crease

Proud Owners: Lee Crease
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Proud Owners: Jonathan Buckingham

Proud Owners: Jonathan Buckingham
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