Lot 127 - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL
|Odometer reading||57,512 miles|
|Result||Sold - £23,520|
- Low mileage example
- Factory hardtop
When Mercedes-Benz redesigned its famed SL in 1971, there was a lot of equity behind it – after all, when the incomparable 300 SL Coupé and Roadster were built fewer than 20 years before, they set the world on fire. The next generation 230/250/280 SL in 1963 brought Mercedes' sports car down to earth, replacing both the incredible 300 SL and four-cylinder 190 SL. For the next SL, Mercedes started with the chassis of the mid-size W114/115 model and added the motors from the large W116 S-Class. The result was a luxurious V8 convertible that ended up being the longest passenger car series ever produced by Mercedes-Benz to date. The car remained a prized automotive status symbol and an iconic part of the brand's line-up.
This Mercedes-Benz SL was originally registered on 1st August 1989 and presents very well. Supplied to the previous owner by the SL shop of Stratford-upon-Avon, the white coachwork of this Mercedes-Benz is in good order as is the hood and the black leather trim. This model is also supplied with a hardtop. We are advised the car drives well and the 4196cc, V8 engine operates smoothly and effectively; this is a very refined power unit. Supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate until August 2023, this R107 420 SL is a perfect vehicle for the summer months ahead.
Previous lotLot 126 - 2001 Porsche 911 / 996 Carrera 4
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