A truly exceptional R107 SL that has covered just 32,000 miles from new.
This 420SL was first registered by Lancaster Europa (now MB Sheffield) on the first of August 1989, making it one of the last R107 models and built in the final year of production. It was specified in Almandine Red metallic with grey leather interior and generously equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, outside temperature gauge, rear seats, leather trim to the seats and steering wheel, and headlamp wash/wipe.
We have a Full Service History for this SL from new and all original books/manuals in their correct sleeve. The service book and corresponding invoices show that services have been carried out on average every 2500 miles, though in many cases just a few hundred miles were carried out between them and the car will be serviced again prior to sale. As the history shows, this car has been serviced exclusively by MB main agents and well respected marque specialists without regard to expense. We have looked after this incredible car for the last two years.
Since new this 420SL has always been a cossetted and garaged second car. By the time it was ten years old only 15k miles had been covered. Today the odometer reads just 32,057 miles. Its last keepers, who acquired the car in 2014, have used the car very sparingly, keeping it in an insulated garage protected by a tailored car cover.
As you might expect, the condition of this car throughout is quite extraordinary, inside and out, with a freshness of new that is so sought after on these cars. Zero corrosion with flawless paintwork and perfect chrome on the outside, and an interior that can only be described as unmarked.
In summary, a very low mileage, beautifully cared for 420SL from the last year of production, with a particularly attractive colour scheme and all the right options. If you’re looking for an exceptional R107 SL then this example must be considered.
240 – Outside temperature indicator
256 – Rear axle with limited-slip differential
440 – Cruise control
481 – Undershields
565 – Rear seats
585 – Behr air conditioner and electric windows
592 – Heat insulating glass
603 – Headlamp wash/wipe
682 – Fire extinguisher
740 – Folding roof in black