1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) #2297 Nautical Blue with Grey MB Tex

  • Stock Number: 2297
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107) with Grey MB Tex
  • Paint Colour: Nautic Blue
  • Interior Colour: Grey MB Tex
  • Year: 1988
  • Price: £58,995

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About This Car

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 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.

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.

Service History:

MileageDateLocation
PDI6th September 1988Arlington Motor Co Ltd
782 miles7th October 1988Arlington Motor Co Ltd
4,233 miles24th May 1989Arlington Motor Co Ltd
6,343 miles20th October 1989Arlington Motor Co Ltd
10,579 miles11th August 1990Arlington Motor Co Ltd
14,411 miles27th February 1992JR Neyland Motors Swansea
16,780 miles6th April 1993Bevan Comericla Vehicles Swansea
20,099 miles24th April 1995Continental Cars Cardiff
21,630 miles3rd May 1996Continental Cars Cardiff
23,128 miles2nd September 1997Andrew Macdonald Abergavenny
24,445 miles3rd November 1998JR Neyland Motors Swansea
26,660 miles23rd May 2000Andrew Macdonald Abergavenny
30,154 miles2nd July 2003Andrew Macdonald Abergavenny
32,600 miles19th July 2005Bank Top Garage Aberdare
35,013 miles9th June 2008Prospect Mercedes-Benz Soilihull
41,865 miles30th April 2011SLSHOP
45,621 miles11th October 2012SLSHOP
51,266 miles25th September 2013Schmitt Motors London
55,000 miles9th October 2014Auto Deutcshe London
55,705 miles23rd November 2015Auto Deutcshe London
56,169 miles17th November 2016Auto Deutcshe London
56,711 miles13th October 2017Auto Deutcshe London
57,509 miles10th October 2018signed, not stamped
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
585 BEHR AIR CONDITIONER AND 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
744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010

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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