Lot 125 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster

Lot 125 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster

Lot 125 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster

Lot Number 125
Registration JMN 182B
Chassis Number WDB1070472A044757
Odometer reading 83,000 miles
Result Sold - £23,520
  • New soft top and exhaust system
  • Comes with a factory hardtop

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, so really, virtually unchanged. The V8 engined newcomer supplanted the outgoing 380SL model and was produced alongside the outwardly similar 300SL ‘six’. Its power unit was an enlarged, which was applauded as being a great tourer and was an 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, although the automatic option was much preferred. A mere 2,148 examples of this luxuriously equipped limited edition model were made between 1985 and 1989.

Registered on 1st April 1986 this Mercedes-Benz presents extremely well in black with black interior. Recent work carried out on the vehicle includes a new soft top and new exhaust system. This stylish SL comes with a V5 registration document and a history folder, together with an MoT test certificate valid until 4th September 2023. A fine example of this fast appreciating classic and with the V8, makes this iconic luxury sportscar the one to have for those long tours of Europe or the UK.

Interested parties should note that this Mercedes-Benz comes with an Isle of Man title document which should be sufficient to register the car with the DVLA.

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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