1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) #2311 Blue Black with Grey Leather

  • Stock Number: 2311
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107) with Grey Leather
  • Mileage: 29000
  • Paint Colour: Blue/Black
  • Interior Colour: Grey Leather
  • Year: 1988
  • Price: £65,995

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About This Car

1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SL

Blue Black Metallic (199) with Grey Leather (278) and
Pearl Grey Metallic Hardtop (122) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)

29,086 miles

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.

The 420SL sat between the 300SL and 500SL in the European range, bridging the gap between the six-cylinder 300SL and range topping 5.0 litre V8 500SL with a more than respectable 215hp from an all new V8 engine. At £37,950 it carried a £5,000 premium over the 300SL with a list price of £41,700… just shy of the average house price in 1988, which was £45,090. These were expensive cars.

On top of the original purchase price this car boasts the cost options of leather seats (with rear child seats), and an outside temperature gauge, whilst standard fit items on the 420SL that 300SL buyers had to pay for included Metallic Paint, a Limited Slip Differential, Cruise Control, and Headlamp Wash Wipe. All told this car had an ‘as new’ price of £39,457 with options, or £104,000 today.

This 420SL does have air conditioning fitted, using the correct style of buttons and controls. We believe this was fitted by a company called Alpine Air, a popular upgrade in the 1980s and a quality item to fit to any car. These kits (and controls) are no longer available and haven’t been for some time, so this is clearly an upgrade that has been part of this car for many years. A neat addition to what is already a very nice car.

The beautiful shade of Blue-Black Metallic is a highly desirable colour, perfectly complimented by the smart grey leather.

At the hands of two owners this car has covered 29,000 miles, being meticulously cared for in this time. The well presented history file includes a service book showing 23 stamps, with the first 5 coming from Castles Mercedes-Benz and 15 more from Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz. Between 2008 and 2020 (under the stewardship of the second owner) this car spent a number of years in Portugal, used sparingly and enjoyed in the fine climate. As with all our cars, this 420SL has undergone significant preparation before being presented for sale.

This is a car that is ready to be enjoyed, having a great deal of important work pertaining to the cosmetics and handling taken care of prior to arrival in our showroom. A Mercedes-Benz 420SL offers the full-bore V8 SL experience whilst being every so slightly more refined than the 500SL, a smoother ride that feels eager to please throughout the rev range and at all speeds.

First Reg14th June 1988E698LNR
989 miles22nd August 1988Castles Mercedes-Benz
2,676 miles24th February 1989Castles Mercedes-Benz
4,502 miles23rd october 1989Castles Mercedes-Benz
6,480 miles9th July 1990Castles Mercedes-Benz
7,857 miles3rd april 1991Castles Mercedes-Benz
10,390 miles21st October 1991Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
12,989 miles13th April 1992Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
15,672 miles3rd November 1992Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
18,120 miles14th June 1993Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
18,559 miles19th January 1994Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
18,820 miles22nd July 1994Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
19,004 miles8th September 1994Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
19,560 miles28th March 1995Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
20,968 miles18th July 1996Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
21,635 miles4th June 1997Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
22,179 miles22nd May 1998Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
24,079 miles26th May 1999Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
24286 miles22nd May 2000Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
24,727 miles5th June 2001Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
25,220 miles11th September 2002Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
25,507 miles21st February 2008Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
29,023 miles11th December 2020Proctor Cars Mercedes-Benz
Specification

238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
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.

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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!

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