Lot 329 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
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.
First registered on the 15th February 1989, this more powerful version in the SL range is presented in an attractive blue with a complimenting blue interior. This car boasts a full service and full MoT test history which is particularly rare to find and has clearly been cherished throughout its life. Major works carried out in September 2011 by specialists West Hampstead Motors are detailed in the cars history file totalling £12,800 with additional work including a new radiator in 2002 and an overhauled gearbox in 2005. All other works including service related items dating back to 1995 total another £22,000, with full expenditure totalling approximately £34,000 which is documented in the cars history file. Along with the aforementioned bills and V5 document, valid MoT test certificate until February 2017 as well as the original owner's manual, full service history books and a spare set of keys/alarm fob are supplied. Modern creature comforts include an iPod lighting connector in the glove compartment. We imagine there aren't many SL's with this type of expenditure spent on it in the last 21 years and offered today at a fraction of the maintenance costs, this well maintained and cherished car will offer long term ownership pleasure.