Lot 219 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||73,002 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,760|
Mercedes-Benz used the 'SL' variant name on 'Sport Liecht' roadsters manufactured since 1954 and was first applied to the 300SL 'Gullwing' so named after the upward-opening doors. The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 editions were produced from 1971 through to 1989 and were the second longest single series ever produced by the company after the G-Class. The R107 took the chassis components of the mid-size W114 model and mated them to the larger engines from the S-Class (W116). The SL variant was a two seat convertible/roadster with standard soft-top, hard-top and optional seats for the rear bench.
This more powerful version in the SL range is presented in an attractive metallic black with a full grey leather interior. Acquired by the vendor from Mercedes-Benz agents, the Coverdale Motor Company in 1999, it benefits from a retro-fitted electric roof, Piranha Alarm system and factory hard-top. With just 23,000 covered by the owner, it has clearly been used little and whilst the rear bumper requires a little attention, the overall condition is good. It also has had fitted recently, a new radiator, new front wings, new fuel pumps and a new exhaust manifold. It will be serviced prior to sale and will also carry a full 12 month MoT test certificate.