Registered Date: 1989
Previous Owners: 8
This Mercedes -Benz R107 has had a no expense spared restoration in house at Hilton and Moss and has been finished to the highest of standards. As the classic Pagoda’s continue to rise in value the later R107 chassis vehicles have become very popular and have themselves started to appreciate as well. The classic good looks, German engineering and build quality have made a good R107 a very desirable car to own. Finding a R107 in good shape is becoming a hard task. The effects of 30 years in the UK take their toll on the body work which is prone to rusting in several locations. With the investment of repairs unjustifiable in many cases due to the cars end value many of the R107’s are left to rust away and hide a variety of expensive problems.
This however is not an issue with the 420SL we offer today. All of the restoration work was carried out by ourselves on this vehicle to showcase our skills and knowledge of the R107 chassis. Any corrosion has been cut away and new genuine Mercedes-Benz panels used for replacement. The car has received a full body respray in its original Signal Red with all new rubbers and moldings fitted to compliment the pristine paintwork.
This particular R107 left the factory in 1989 and is a very late car, one of the last, The desirable signal red paint with cream leather is a rare combination and suits the car perfectly. Being one of the last off the production line the car has the facelift front end, wheels and interior options. The later vehicles also features a part galvanized body which is perfect for keeping the rust and corrosion away, a very desirable feature. The powerful V8 runs well and has a very different character to the 300 straight six model. Bucket loads of torque and smooth power provide for easy and relaxed driving. The automatic gearbox only adds further to the driving experience with effortless gear changes, a very advanced box for its time. The car is now in the final stages of the restoration work with only final re-fit items to go.
The fine details of this car can be tailored to a customers exact specification. This is an exciting prospect to get hold of a truly special R107.
Please speak to a member of our sales team for further information.