Lot 129 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL
|£27,000 - £32,000
- Lady owned for the last eleven years
- Only three owners in total
- Outstanding condition
These fabulous and popular models were launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1985, the 420SL convertible retained its predecessor’s long-running Type 107 bodyshell 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 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 9th October 1987 this beautiful Mercedes-Benz has had one lady owner for the last eleven years and only three owners in total. Clearly this has been a very well cared for example, the cream coachwork presents beautifully and the beige half leather interior equally as well. The V8 engine runs exceedingly well and we are advised this 420 SL drives with no known faults. With straight panels, no rust and good panel gaps, this R107 is above the level of similar examples offered for sale at comparable prices. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 6th July 2023 this example has a mohair soft top that is in perfect condition, a factory hardtop is supplied with the car. Rarely do we see these classic Mercedes-Benz sportscars in such outstanding condition.
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