1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) Willow Green with Beige Leather

  • Stock Number: 0000
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107) with Beige Leather
  • Mileage: 17000
  • Paint Colour: Willow Green
  • Interior Colour: Beige Leather
  • Year: 1988
  • Price: £75,995

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About This Car

1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107)

Willow Green Metallic (261) with Beige Leather (275) and
Willow Green Metallic Hard Top (261) and Dark Brown Fabric Soft Top (8023)

17,841 miles

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.

The car shown above is a superb example of the 420SL, finished in Willow Green Metallic with Beige Leather. It was owned by one family from 1988 until 2019, when it was sold at auction to the current keeper. The mileage at the time was just 16,923, and it has covered very few miles since then.

Despite the low mileage, the winning bidder at the auction promptly delivered the car to SLSHOP for a full program of recommissioning, lavishing some £14,000 on the car to turn it into the jewel of an SL that it is today.

Present with the car is a comprehensive history file, along with the service book and many invoices pertaining to completed works throughout the life of the car.

Having recently driven back to the SLSHOP from Scotland, this is a superb specimen of a late car, with that silky smooth 4.2 litre engine and in a desirable colour combination. The owner would like to mention that he once covered 664 miles in one day behind the wheel of this car, and it performed faultlessly.

The sort of car that can be used and enjoyed as well as cherished and displayed.

DateMileageLocation
11th February 19880
RF Steel Stockholders, Kingswinford
9th February 1988PDICarols Motors Penn
26th May 1988632 milesCarols Motors Penn
25th April 19892,366 milesCarols Motors Penn
26th March 19904,274 milesCarols Motors Penn
23rd October 19905,564 milesCarols Motors Penn
6th May 19928,101 milesCarols Motors Penn
28th May 199710,849 milesMercedes-Benz Vardy
30th June 2010not statednot stamped
16th December 201917,008 milesSLSHOP
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)
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
746 FOLDING TOP FABRIC 8023, DARK BROWN

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!

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