1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206

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Lot 318
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop

Sold for £ 19,550 (US$ 27,215) inc. premium
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop
Registration no. G736 APL
Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
*Last-of-the line Type 107 sports convertible
*One of only 2,148 produced
*Automatic transmission
*Believed genuine 71,000 miles from new

Footnotes

  • Launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1985, the 420 SL convertible retained its predecessor's long-running Type 107 bodyshell virtually unchanged. The classic Type 107 platform had first appeared in 1971 and would last until 1989, making it the second longest single series produced by Mercedes-Benz. In its various forms the Type 107 was an enormous success in North America, which accounted for around two thirds of the total produced up to 1989 when the series was replaced.

    The V8-engined 420 SL supplanted the outgoing 380 SL model and was produced alongside the outwardly similar 300 SL 'six' which, somewhat confusingly, revived the designation of the famous 'Gullwing' coupé of the 1950s. The 420 SL's power unit was an enlarged (to 4,196cc) and improved version of the existing 3.8-litre overhead-cam Type M116 V8 engine. Producing 215bhp, it was one of the first Mercedes-Benz power units to be fitted with Bosch KE Jetronic fuel injection, an electronic system that represented a significant improvement over the preceding mechanical one.

    The running gear followed Mercedes-Benz's established pattern, comprising independent suspension all round and four-wheel disc brakes, while a new five-speed manual gearbox was offered alongside the existing four-speed automatic transmission. Top speed was in excess of 210km/h (130mph) with 100km/h (62mph) showing on the speedometer in only 9.0 seconds A mere 2,148 examples of this luxuriously equipped, limited edition model were made between 1985 and 1989 compared to almost 14,000 of the cheaper 300 SL.

    Dating from the final year of production, offered here is a beautiful, last-of-the-series Type 107 sports convertible in stunning white with red leather upholstery. Showing a very credible 71,000 miles on the odometer, the car comes with expired MoT certificates covering the last 13 years. It has a factory hardtop and soft-top, and benefits from recently renewed tyres. MoT'd to November 2017 and offered with a V5C document, this is a quite exceptional SL Mercedes the like of which seldom comes to the market.

Saleroom notices

  • Please be advised that the chassis number is incorrect and should read: WDB1070472A099206.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070472A099206
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