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1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 420 SL - £13,795

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THE SALE

We have consigned this iconic classic 1987 Mercedes 420 SL in a classy Champagne finish.

***This car is for sale at £13,795 all inc. as a private sale.***

If you're interested in the car then please get in touch with us directly to negotiate a deal.

You can visit the link below to see over 300 images and videos of this special car and also watch an interview with the owner:

https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/mercedes/1987-mercedes-420-sl/

OUR CLIENT
Dev really does love the Mercedes. In the Meet the Owner video he talks about the smooth ride, soft-top and chrome platings the car possesses. He has owned this fine example for almost 4 years taking great care of it throughout his ownership.

During his time with the car Dev has given great care to it. He used the vehicle in dry months (May to October) and has run up 1,000 miles a year in it. He loved going to the pub with its soft top down and his sunglasses on.

Dev is now retired and has just recently left his restaurant business and will be spending more time in Cyprus hence he will have to sell his beloved 420 SL. He wants the new owner to have a passion for these iconic classics so they can care for it as much as he has and perhaps do minor repairs to it.

The main reason for me to sell the car is that I have retired from my restaurant business and will be spending more time in Cyprus now hence little time left to spend on my much loved Mercedes SL


THE EXTERIOR
This iconic classic is sprayed with the Champagne Gold that youre prone to see with Mercedes. All credit goes to Dev who commissioned a paint restoration on it. Since Devs owned it he has installed a brand new soft top which he absolutely loves. Please watch the exterior review video as Glyn our consigner does a great job in reviewing the car.

Wheels & Tyres
The car is fitted with 205/65/15 tyres that are one year old with excellent tread. The original wheels are still looking in good condition.

Bodywork
As we worked our way around the vehicle we were really impressed with the condition. There is slight defects at the edges of the front chrome plating and a little surface rust on some underside areas. Please watch our extensive review of the exterior in the video that details each body panel meticulously.

Paint
The Champagne Gold looks stunning on a sunny day it will look even better. As we work our way around the car we see the paintwork to be in excellent condition. There is a slight defect on the nearside rear wheel arch please see all photos.

Glass and Trim
All trim is in good condition upon our visit. We would recommend the new owner to check the seal by the offside A-pillar as this could do with replacing.


THE INTERIOR
As you make your way to the interior of the car you really start to get that eighties style around you. Anyone who loves R107s will love the interior presented with brown leather and the brazil check cloth. Please read below detailing the condition of each part as well as looking at all the photos and videos.

Seats and Carpets
The original seats are in a condition that you would expect of a car this age. There is a rip in the leather of the drivers seat and wear to the pattern. We would recommend the owner repairing the seats if they desire excellent condition.

Dashboard
All gauges look to be original and in good condition. The overall dashboard is finished in black with wooden trim descending to the gearbox.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both are in good condition with no issues. The handbrake module has a crack which we would recommend getting remedied.


MECHANICS
As we go around Devs local area in Leicester we were really impressed with the smooth ride this 420 SL has to offer. The gearbox is a 4-speed automatic allowing you to leisurely cruise through the British roads. The car is fitted with the original 4.2L V8 engine some examples around the world are known to have completed in excess of one million miles.

Engine and Gearbox
Please watch the On the Road video to see the car start first time from cold (6 Degrees). The gears change without any rejection or unwanted noise.

Suspension and Brakes
The brakes are responsive as you would expect after Dev has replaced the brake pads. The suspension works very well, a smooth drive.

The Drive
Dev mentions the power steering works well but there is a little play when centred. Glyn was impressed with the ride.

Electrics and Other
All electrics and gauges on the dashboard and lights work as expected apart from the clock and Dev mentions there is a defect with the heater motor that will need to be repaired. The horn also does not work. It is fitted with a DAB/USB modern stereo the aerial works mechanically from inside as well as both windows.

HISTORY
Dev has supplied us with over one hundred photos of paperwork that has been kept since the first owner. It comes with the original service booklet. Some MOT papers have been lost over time, however, the service history in the earlier years details the mileage of the car very well.

13.06.2019 139,269 (MOT)
25.05.2019 139,101 (Service)
13.06.2018 138,014 (MOT)
15.05.2018 138,007 (Service)
15.02.2017 137,180 (MOT)
02.02.2017 137,010 (Service)
10.02.2016 135,763 (Service)
20.01.2016- 135,237 (MOT)
18.01.2016 135,182 (Full Service)
07.10.2013 134,229 (MOT)
04.10.2012 132,300 (MOT)
22.09.2011 130,550 (MOT)
06.08.2010 128,648 (MOT)
29.07.2009 127,004 (MOT)
18.02.2009 124,330 (Service)
14.05.2009 126,299 (MOT)
08.08.2008 112,770 (MOT)
05.04.2007 105,226 (MOT & Service)
28.11.2005 103,341 (MOT)
28.06.2005 102,592 (Service)
23.11.2004 99,572 (MOT)
26.07.2004 97,990 (Service)
27.11.2003 94,888 (MOT)
21.11.2002 90,095 (MOT)
27.11.2001 87,779 (MOT)
27.11.2000 77,970 (MOT)
25.11.1999 71,156 (Service)
30.06.1999 62,405 (Service)
25.11.1999 71,156 (MOT)
10.03.1999 52,999 (Service)
27.11.1998 43,880 (MOT)
06.08.1998 37,267 (Service)
26.11.1997 20,144 (Service)
24.07.1997 19,926 (MOT)
27.06.1996 18,503 (MOT)
19.10.1995 17,875 (Service)
22.03.1995 17,578 (MOT)
30.04.1994 17,370 (Service)
01.05.1992 16,173 (Service)
11.12.1990 13,859 (Service)
08.12.1989 11,381 (Service)
04.10.1988 6,111 (Service)
15.10.1987 1201 (Service)

HPi Check Results
HPi clear available on request.

  • 139834 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Automatic
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: TA1179245

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