Mercedes Benz 420SL
Mercedes Benz 420SL
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Mercedes Benz 420SL
Year 1987
Registration plate Jersey Registered
Chassis Number WDB107 0472A 068554
Engine Number 11696422001472
Engine Capacity 4196 cc
Transmissions 4-speed automatic
Mileage 34,254
Body style 2-door convertible
Interior color Blue leather
Exterior color Arctic White
Seating capacity 2
Wheels and Tyres original alloys
Asking Price £ 34,950
The Mercedes-Benz R107 series sports cars were produced between 1971 and 1989, when replaced by the R129 series SL-Class, with around 240,000 built during that period. They were offered with a number of different engine options - initially just a V8, then a smaller capacity straight 6 as well. The R107 used the chassis components of the midsize Mercedes-Benz W114 saloon series, but in a shorter-wheelbase, 2-seat, convertible/roadster style with standard soft-top, and optional hardtop. The body style did not materially change from their introduction in 1971 through to the end of production. The 420SL model was available from 1985, fitted with a 4.2 litre V8 engine, Bosch fuel injection and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The car offered here was first registered, new in Jersey, in May 1987 and has remained in local ownership since that time. The low recorded mileage is genuine and can be verified from the service record held.
This is an excellent, original, low mileage example of one of the desirable V8-engined, R107 series SL Mercedes sports cars. It has seen only limited use recently and as such, would benefit from a little light refurbishment to return it to an outstanding condition.
The Arctic White paintwork is, superficially, in excellent condition, but there are some small areas of corrosion not immediately visible which could benefit from some refreshment in the near future. Similarly, the underside is generally in very good condition, but there is some minor corrosion which will warrant attention soon. The fitted hard top is in good order as is the convertible, soft top hood. The alloy wheels are very clean and the brightwork is all present and undamaged.
The blue leather interior is in excellent condition, the seats showing little sign of age. The carpets, dash and instruments are in equally good condition, as might be anticipated with a genuine low mileage car.
The car drives very well and has clearly been well cared for during its life. Given its very limited use in recent years however, it would now benefit from a routine service and some simple maintenance work.
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