1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 420 SL #2297

Nautic Blue with Grey MB Tex / 420 SL

£58,995

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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.

Condition:

This Mercedes-Benz has been hand-picked by SLSHOP’s sales team due to its high calibre status. Every inch of this vehicle’s exterior, interior and mechanicals have been inspected by SLSHOP’s workshops to ensure the vehicle meets our world leading standards. While every effort has been made to offer pristine vehicles, there will be some age-related marks, unless otherwise stated.

History:

Service History:
Mileage Date Location
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

Optional Extras:

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

£58,995

About The Mercedes-Benz

  • 60
  • 1988
  • Manual
  • Nautic Blue
  • Grey MB Tex
  • Petrol

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