Lot 233 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster

Lot 233 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster

Lot 233 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster

Lot Number 233
Registration F922 LEO
Chassis Number WDB1070472A102404
Engine Number 11696422002135
Odometer reading 117,549 miles
Estimate £23,000 - £28,000

These fabulous and popular models were launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1985, the 420 SL convertible retained its predecessor’s long-running Type 107 bodyshell virtually unchanged. The V8 engined newcomer supplanted the outgoing 380 SL model and was produced alongside the outwardly similar 300 SL ‘six’. Its power unit was an enlarged and improved version of the existing 3.8 litre overhead cam Type M116 V8. The running gear followed Mercedes-Benz’s established pattern, comprising of independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, while a new five-speed manual gearbox was offered alongside the existing four-speed automatic transmission. A mere 2,148 examples of this luxuriously equipped limited edition model were made between 1985 and 1989.


Originally registered on 16th June 1989, this Mercedes-Benz presents exceedingly well in Artic White with black leather interior. The V8 engine started immediately when requested and we are advised it drives with no known faults. The Mohair hood was replaced in 2020 and it comes with a factory hardtop. Supplied with the original service books and a history folder, together with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 6th July 2023. These splendid convertibles when fitted with a V8 engine are a delight to drive, being smooth and quite in operation. This car offers style, luxury and performance all in great abundance.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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