1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107) #2105 Just 1,500 Miles Signal Red with Mushroom Leather

  • Stock Number: 2105
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 420SL (R107) with Mushroom Leather
  • Mileage: 1500
  • Paint Colour: Signal Red
  • Interior Colour: Mushroom Leather
  • Year: 1989
  • Price: £97,995

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About This Car

In 1989 the Mercedes-Benz SL market was about to change forever with the impending launch of the R129. The R129 was so different to the R107 SL it would replace, it’s no wonder some potential R107 buyers had a change of heart and left the showroom in the newer model instead of the 1971-89 example they had ordered.

The car shown here is one of the very last, one of just 126 420SL models built in 1989. We must assume that it was one of those ‘cancelled order cars’, as it wasn’t registered

Until 1990. It was intended for delivery to a Mr W in July of 1989, who presumably cancelled his order in favour of the new R129. Instead this car as bought new by a Mr M, becoming the car’s first and only keeper on 5th February 1990 – facts confirmed in the original lock book which is present with the car. The late registration of this car makes it one of the very last R107’s registered on a G plate.

Supplied new by Lancaster Europa Mercedes-Benz of Sheffield, the car was specified in Signal Red (568) with Cream leather (275), a combination that would go on to be the colours most synonymous with the elegant lines of an R107 SL. On top of the factory standard equipment, this car also features Cruise Control and Rear Seats, adding £655.73 to the final bill giving a total cost of £38,904.20. How much that bill was discounted by the dealer in order to secure a sale in 1990 we will sadly never know…

In the following 11 years the car saw barely any use, being serviced by a main dealer at 1,414 miles on the 8th August 2001. Further maintenance has been carried out by Cummings of Bodmin, a company that knows how to care for exceptionally low mileage cars. All the receipts on file state the odometer reading, with the last invoice dated 28th June 2018 with 1,489 miles listed. This receipt details the fitting of a new fuel pump, filters and sundry items.

To see this car is to experience the finest example of what a brand new SL should look like. The dials don’t have any of the fade that comes with time, the organge typography is crisp, the white decals are all present, never rubbed off, never degraded. The indicator stalk graphics have never been eroded by regular use, this car is as fresh as they come.

Driving this car is an R107 revelation. The steering and handling feels sublime, it feels brand new, solidly put together and tight as a drum. We believe this is about as close as one could get to the feeling of buying an R107 new in the late 1980s, and it really is something to behold.

Now offered for sale on behalf of a private client, this 420SL is one of the true greats, a rare car with an interesting story and possibly the only one in existence.

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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