1988 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL R107


  • Comprehensive maintenance history with a well-stamped service book and numerous garage invoices available
  • Acquired in 2015 with only 81,000 miles - current mileage stands at 86,572
  • Recently polished and wheels refurbished by a professional body shop
  • Includes a rear seat option and a matching hardtop (with stand)
  • Advisory-free MOT valid until May 2024

The Appeal

Celebrated for its enduring design, luxurious interior, and strong performance, the R107 SL enjoyed an eighteen-year production run, first hitting the road in 1971. Here we have a beautifully presented and judiciously maintained 420, dating from 1988.

It distinguishes itself from other SLs because of its truly superb condition, comprehensive service history, and the fact that it has been sparingly enjoyed since its acquisition in 2015.

Complete with an advisory-free MOT valid until May 2024, this SL is ready to be enjoyed by its next custodian.

History and Paperwork

  • Manufactured in 1988
  • Acquired by the current owners in 2015 with 81,000 miles on the odometer
  • Current mileage stands at 86,572 (indicated)
  • Comprehensive service history with numerous garage invoices available
  • No outstanding MOT advisories
  • The car was a surprise gift from the current owner's husband
  • The owners spend most of their time abroad, hence the car gets minimal use
  • MOT type vehicle safety inspection, valid until May 2024
  • Used sparingly and on sunny days according to the vendor

The Condition

  • Highly original and in fantastic overall condition inside and out
  • This example includes the coveted rear seat option and a matching hardtop (with stand)
  • Recently professionally polished to a lustrous shine 
  • The wheels have been refurbished by a professional body shop so look amazing
  • The soft-top was replaced a few years ago
  • Minor carpet wear under the driver's footwell
  • Replacement blue cloth mats are present throughout the car
  • Minimal wear evident to the controls
  • We understand all the cabin electrics to be in good working order

The Mechanics

  • 4.2-litre V8 petrol engine
  • Automatic gearbox
  • Mechanically, all is completely standard and reportedly works well
  • The vendor states that it always starts on the key and the drive is smooth, with no issues whatsoever
  • Advisory-free MOT valid until May 2024
  • Approximately 7,000 miles covered since 2015

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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1988
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 420 SL
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 86,573 Miles
  • Engine size 4196
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Whitstable
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
41 bids
  • ge•••• £22,750 07/12/23
  • gi•••• £22,500 07/12/23
  • ho•••• £22,250 07/12/23
  • st•••• £22,000 07/12/23
  • gi•••• £21,500 07/12/23
  • st•••• £21,000 07/12/23
  • gi•••• £20,750 07/12/23
  • st•••• £20,500 07/12/23
  • gi•••• £20,000 07/12/23
  • st•••• £19,000 07/12/23
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