Lot 255 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster

Lot 255 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster

Lot 255 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Roadster

Lot Number 255
Registration F922 LEO
Chassis Number WDB1070472A102404
Engine Number 11696422002135
Odometer reading 117,723 miles
Estimate £23,000 - £28,000
  • New hood fitted in 2020
  • Comes with a factory hardtop

Introduced early in 1971, this impressive two-seater sports car replaced the 280 SL Pagoda. The body and chassis of the 3rd generation SL was considerably heavier and longer than its predecessor but still showed a slight resemblance to them. The front and rear axles were similar to those of the 200-250 models, with independent wheel suspension using double wishbones and anti-drive control at the front and a diagonal swing axle at the rear. A four-speed fluid-coupling automatic transmission was available as an option. The V8 engine underwent slight modifications to those being used on other models and the gear selector lever was placed on the floor in the centre of the car. The R107 body shape went on to become one of the longest running styles from Mercedes-Benz, remaining in production until 1989 with some 13 variants during that time.

This delightful Mercedes-Benz was originally registered on 16th June 1989 and presents very well in Arctic White complemented by black interior. The V8 engine runs very well 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, as well as the desirable hardtop allowing all year round driving in comfort and style. This is an opportunity to own a lovely example of these ever-appreciating classics.

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