Mercedes 420 SL // 2 Previous Owners // 55K Genuine Miles (1987)




Interior & Equipment

The interior of this Sport Leicht (SL) is in excellent order with the sports seats finished in Mushroom Sports Check (075) along with the matching unmarked cloth covered door and side panels.  The seats are in beautiful unmarked and wear free condition the driver's side bolsters are in perfect order.  The original cream plush carpets are excellent throughout as are the factory option genuine Mercedes luxury tailored overmats.  The original wood veneer, fascia and trim sections are perfect, all controls, gauges and electrics work as they were intended as does the optional extra Blaupunkt Munchen RD 104 Stereo, the soft touch dash is unmarked and crack free.  The boot area has factory build stickers in place, original jack and original unused tool roll.  This interior represents everything you would expect from such a low mileage example.  Wonderful...

Standard Equipment

4sp Automatic with Sport/Economy Modes, ABS, Cruise Control, Limited Slip Differential, 15 Hole Alloy Wheels, Central Locking, Electric Windows, Fog Lamps, Heat Insulating Glass, Graduated Tinted Windscreen, Front Fog Lamps, Powers Steering, Heated Washer Jets, Factory Hard Top with Heated Rear Screen, Original Tool Roll, 2 Original Keys, fire extinguisher,

Additional Equipment

Wind Deflector, Luxury Genuine Mercedes Tailored Over Mats, Blaupunkt Munchen RD 104 Stereo, Hard Top Stand.


Finished in original factory Signal Red (268), the paintwork has a deep bright uniform shine with no flaws what so ever.  The matching number hard top in signal red (268) is perfect, hood brightwork all excellent as is the cream perforated headlining and comes complete with a hardtop stand. The original Mercedes-Benz factory fit black hood is in exceptional order with crystal clear screens and free from any adverse wear. All brightwork has a mirror finish, rubber side mouldings and all other body trim sections are excellent and scuff free.  As you can see from the pictures the panel fit is as per it left the factory, all glass, lights and decals are in perfect order.

Wheels Tyres & Brakes

This 420SL is fitted with newly refurbished flawless 15 hole Mercedes forged light alloy wheels with original center caps all shod with new quality Michelin Energy 205/65 R15 tyres. The full size alloy spare wheel has never been fitted and is housed neatly in the boot area alongside the Mercedes, tool roll and warning triangle. Dual-circuit servo assisted fixed-caliper vented disc brakes all round and anti-lock braking offer powerful and reassuring stopping capabilities.

Engine & Transmission

The new light aluminium V8 fuel injected engine set new standards in terms of output and consumption, producing 218bhp at 5200rpm and 243lb ft of torque achieving a top speed of 133mph whilst offering incredible reliability.  The engine bay is spotless and retains all manufacturer stickers, plates and panel stampings, this originality is impossible to replicate.  The powerful and dynamic 4.2 engine is smooth and responsive, combined with the torque-converter four-speed automatic transmission and limited slip differential it offers pure driving pleasure.


Registered new to Mrs Oliver on the 9th July 1987 by Mercedes Main Dealers Jacksons Garage, Longueville, Jersey, Channel Islands. This amazing example has covered a mere 55,000 miles with just three documented keepers.  The history file is incredible starting with the original Mercedes plastic wallet housing the fully stamped service book, handbook, dealership literature and original Mercedes-Benz sales brochure. This stunning SL came to the UK 19th May 2000 and was purchased by the second owner Mr Richard Hallett.  Mr Hallett has included a documented time line of all work carried out during his ownership until selling on to the 3rd and last owner Mrs Walters on 7th October 2009.

The history file contains a huge collection of main dealer and specialist invoices and receipts for servicing and repairs. A long with every MOT proving its low mileage the devotion to this SL by its former keeper is second to none.

This is a stunning example that will appeal to enthusiast and collector alike.  A truly exceptional preserved example with many original features it cannot fail to impress.

More detailed pictures and information can be found on our website.

A Fresh 12 month MOT will be issued up on sale and of course the SL is HPI Clear.

More Details

The SL Formula... A great tradition of sports car exclusivity.

People who choose an SL are opting for the conscious driving experience - for direct inter-relation with their car and the way it behaves - exemplified by the individual seats and the excellent positioning of all the instruments in this special two seater model.  The SL series from Mercedes-Benz. A unique concept in cars. Perfect for sporty, "open-topped" driving worldwide, unique dynamic elegance combined with generous comfort. Incorporating all the standards of quality inherent to Mercedes-Benz. Quality which encompasses every aspect; value retention and functional reliability based on design features which have been proven in series production and also driving refinement in keeping with the times. A timelessly elegant, classic shape... The Mercedes-Benz SL

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Based in the heart of Staffordshire in a small village near Cannock Chase we are a family run business that provide a simple but satisfying experience of buying a hand-picked piece of motoring history. Our passion for all Classic Vehicles is second to none. We select only the very best vehicles then present them ready for you to just enjoy.

We are completely hands on with very high standards sourcing the very best and most desirable makes and models. We clean and detail each and every vehicle, as we're a bit OCD and love enjoying them at every opportunity.

All our vehicles come with lengthy MOT's, documented history files and a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection so it's ready for you to just enjoy.

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  • Mileage: 55,000
  • Year: 1987
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Automatic
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 4.2
  • Engine configuration: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine power (BHP): 218
  • Top speed (MPH): 133
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 3

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