1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 420 SL #2297
Nautic Blue with Grey MB Tex / 420 SL
SLSHOP showroom listing
Overview of this Mercedes-Benz
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107)
Nautical Blue Metallic (929) with Grey MB Tex (178) and
Nautical Blue Metallic Hardtop (929) and Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (5010)
An ex-SLSHOP car now returning to find a new caring custodian.
The Mercedes-Benz 420SL arrived in 1986, introduced for the last three years of R107 SL production. This 4.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 engine replaced the 3.8 litre 380SL, offered alongside the larger 5.0 litre V8 and six-cylinder 3.0 300SL until 1989. Although tens of thousands of 300SL and 500SL examples were produced, 420SL production numbered just 2,148, making it the most elusive of all R107 SL models.
Over on our Journal 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.
Shown here is a fantastic example of the R107 SL, with the characterful 4.2 litre V8 engine and finished in the superb colour of Nautic Blue Metallic. This car has a detailed and verified service history file, with significant recent spend making it look and feel like a brand new car. Behind the wheel the car barely feels like it has covered 6,000 miles, let alone 60,000.
A superb example of a very rare car, and the only 420SL that we have seen in the popular colour of Nautic Blue. Simply lovely.
|PDI||6th September 1988||Arlington Motor Co Ltd|
|782 miles||7th October 1988||Arlington Motor Co Ltd|
|4,233 miles||24th May 1989||Arlington Motor Co Ltd|
|6,343 miles||20th October 1989||Arlington Motor Co Ltd|
|10,579 miles||11th August 1990||Arlington Motor Co Ltd|
|14,411 miles||27th February 1992||JR Neyland Motors Swansea|
|16,780 miles||6th April 1993||Bevan Comericla Vehicles Swansea|
|20,099 miles||24th April 1995||Continental Cars Cardiff|
|21,630 miles||3rd May 1996||Continental Cars Cardiff|
|23,128 miles||2nd September 1997||Andrew Macdonald Abergavenny|
|24,445 miles||3rd November 1998||JR Neyland Motors Swansea|
|26,660 miles||23rd May 2000||Andrew Macdonald Abergavenny|
|30,154 miles||2nd July 2003||Andrew Macdonald Abergavenny|
|32,600 miles||19th July 2005||Bank Top Garage Aberdare|
|35,013 miles||9th June 2008||Prospect Mercedes-Benz Soilihull|
|41,865 miles||30th April 2011||SLSHOP|
|45,621 miles||11th October 2012||SLSHOP|
|51,266 miles||25th September 2013||Schmitt Motors London|
|55,000 miles||9th October 2014||Auto Deutcshe London|
|55,705 miles||23rd November 2015||Auto Deutcshe London|
|56,169 miles||17th November 2016||Auto Deutcshe London|
|56,711 miles||13th October 2017||Auto Deutcshe London|
|57,509 miles||10th October 2018||signed, not stamped|
About The Mercedes-Benz
- Nautic Blue
- Grey MB Tex