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1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SL

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£14,480

  • Mileage~140,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine4.2L V8
  • LocationLeicester

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1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SL

Now available for sale

Introduction

Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

In 1971, R107 Mercedes-Benz SL took off where its R113 predecessor left off.

Fitted with a V8 engine and blessed with a soft top, this range of cars were the staple-mark of Mercedes for almost two decades. These are in such high demand at the moment due to their comfortable ride and automatic gearbox.

We meet Dev, who absolutely loves the smooth ride of these cars, but unfortunately due to a new business venture he is going to say goodbye, but he wants the new owner to cherish it. Please read more and review all photos and videos during our visit.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Dev the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

During his time with the car, Dev has given great care to it. He used the vehicle in dry months (May to October) and has run up 1,000 miles a year in it. He loved going to the pub with its soft top-down and his sunglasses on.

Dev really does love the Mercedes. In the ‘Meet the Owner’ video he talks about the smooth ride, soft-top and chrome platings the car possesses. He has owned this fine example for almost 4 years – taking great care of it throughout his ownership.

Dev is now retired and has just recently left his restaurant business and will be spending more time in Cyprus hence he will have to sell his beloved 420 SL. He wants the new owner to have a passion for these iconic classics so they can care for it as much as he has and perhaps do minor repairs to it.

“The main reason for me to sell the car is that I have retired from my restaurant business and will be spending more time in Cyprus now hence little time left to spend on my much loved Mercedes SL".

Dev
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Exterior

This iconic classic is sprayed with the Champagne Gold that you’re prone to see with Mercedes. All credit goes to Dev who commissioned a paint restoration on it.

Wheels and Tyres

The car is fitted with 205/65/15 tyres that are one year old with excellent tread. The original wheels are still looking in good condition.

Bodywork

As we worked our way around the vehicle we were really impressed with the condition. There is slight defects at the edges of the front chrome plating and a little surface rust on some underside areas. Please watch our extensive review of the exterior in the video that details each body panel meticulously. A colour-coded hard top is also available with purchase.

Paint

The Champagne Gold looks stunning – on a sunny day it will look even better. As we work our way around the car we see the paintwork to be in excellent condition. There is a slight defect on the nearside rear wheel arch – please see all photos.

Glass and Trim

All trim is in good condition upon our visit. We would recommend the new owner to check the seal by the offside A-pillar as this could do with replacing.

Interior

As you make your way to the interior of the car you really start to get that eighties style around you. Anyone who loves R107’s will love the interior presented with brown leather and the brazil check cloth.

Seats and Carpets

The original seats are in a condition that you would expect of a car this age. There is a rip in the leather of the driver’s seat and wear to the pattern. We would recommend the owner repairing the seats if they desire excellent condition.

Dashboard

All gauges look to be original and in good condition. The overall dashboard is finished in black with wooden trim descending to the gearbox.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Both are in good condition with no issues. The handbrake module has a crack which we would recommend getting remedied.

Mechanics

As we go around Dev’s local area in Leicester we were really impressed with the smooth ride this 420 SL has to offer. The gearbox is a 4-speed automatic allowing you to leisurely cruise through the British roads. The car is fitted with the original 4.2L V8 engine – some examples around the world are known to have completed in excess of one million miles.

Engine and Gearbox

Please watch the ‘On the Road’ video to see the car start first time from cold (6 Degrees). The gears change without any rejection or unwanted noise.

Suspension and Brakes

The brakes are responsive as you would expect after Dev has replaced the brake pads. The suspension works very well, a smooth drive.

The Drive

Dev mentions the power steering works well but there is a little play when centred. Glyn was impressed with the ride.

Electrics and Other

All electrics and gauges on the dashboard and lights work as expected – apart from the clock and Dev mentions there is a defect with the heater motor that will need to be repaired. The horn also does not work. It is fitted with a DAB/USB modern stereo – the aerial works mechanically from inside as well as both windows.

History and Paperwork

Dev has supplied us with over one hundred photos of paperwork that has been kept since the first owner. It comes with the original service booklet. Some MOT papers have been lost over time, however, the service history in the earlier years details the mileage of the car very well.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
13.06.2019 MOT 139,269
25.05.2019 Service 139,101
13.06.2018 MOT 138,014
13.05.2018 Service 138,007
Key Details
  • Model420 SL R107
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date06.06.1987
  • CC4,196
  • Mileage139,834
  • HistoryVery Good
  • ColourChampagne
  • Interior ColourBrown / Black
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WBD1070472A072276
  • Engine #11696422001568
  • Last Service25.05.2019
  • HPi ClearClear
  • Former Keepers8
  • Tyre Age2 Years
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned5 Years
  • Key FeatureOriginality

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