Most common eras
KGF Classic Cars
Unit 6c, Round House Close, Fengate, Peterborough,
Tel: 01733 425140
07976 935 046
LIVE adverts (13)

1986 A Multiple Concours d’Elegance Winning Mercedes-Benz 420SL SOLD

This advert viewed 216 times
  • £39,995 Or near offer
  • 1986
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 420
  420SL Class
Year 1986
Mileage 144,496 miles
Country UK
Region Cambridgeshire
Status Trade
Ref C1139424


Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after.

A multiple MB Club Concours d’Elegance winning Mercedes-Benz 420SL R107.

Light-alloy bonnet, easy-closing doors, broad polycarbonate front air dam, detachable colour coded hard top, retractable soft top, impact zones, anti-burst locks, strengthened windscreen pillars, headlamp wash/wipe, parking lamps, individually adjusted temperature zones, heated door mirrors, fire extinguisher, toolkit, power assisted steering. Factory fitted options; MB Tex trim. Dealer options; Mercedes tailored overmats (two sets), wind deflector.

Only on a rare occasion do pictures not quite do justice to the physical condition, but personal inspection of this one-off multi-concours winning 420SL will leave you speechless. The product of a healthy obsession by the previous owner of over ten years, whose aim was to source an excellent well maintained R107 420SL, and embark on creating an award winner. Finished in the original colour of Signal Red, (Code 568), the paint finish is worthy of its high-profile trophy winning credentials and is virtually flawless. All panels are pin straight with no damage whatsoever, and the underside and wheel apertures have also received concours treatment being fully detailed with every nut, bolt and clip not only polished to perfection but retaining Mercedes-Benz parts only. The factory fitted Black hood and side and rear hood windows are perfect, as is the original colour coded hard top. Created to successfully win the notoriously strict MB Club Concours d’Elegance, to the extent where the car was once marked down a point due to a rainwater droplet sat on the slam panel, it is difficult to convey just how outstanding this car is.

Upholstered in factory optional Black MB Tex Leather, (Code 171), the seats are in perfect condition with no cosmetic wear and all foam and seat structure remains firm and springy. The deep pile carpets are pristine having been protected from new by two seats of genuine Mercedes over mats. The fascia is perfect and all the gauges, controls and electrics operate exactly as they should. Concours condition is met with concours accuracy with the 1986 dated fire extinguisher as well as the optional Becker 754 radio/cassette, fitted only to 1986/7 cars, in full working order along with the correct Hirschmann electric antenna. The boot area has the correct factory supplied toolkit as well as the original warning triangle in the plastic sheath. Originality seekers will further note the rear light clusters complete with delicate manufacturer stickers still attached. A showroom perfect interior.

The penultimate model in the R107 range is the powerful 420SL V8 with a power output quoted in the manufacturer literature of 218bhp and 330Nm of torque, enough to propel this performance machine to a maximum speed of 133mph whilst 0-60 is achieved in 9.0 seconds. The engine bay is pristine down to every nut, bolt and clip and displays an astonishing attention to detail, with every manufacturer sticker, plates and panel stamping and PDI marking intact and exactly correct. A genuine Mercedes battery is fitted and there are even the plastic numbered HT leads clips still fitted, long lost on most examples. The four-speed automatic transmission is flawless in operation with positive kickdown. This car does not just look incredible, the driving experience is second to none with important precautionary work undertaken to include the timing chain, tensioners, water pump, oil pump, sprockets and more.

The stylish 15-hole light alloy wheels, as fitted to later models, are immaculate and five quality matching branded Michelin 205/65 R15 tyres have masses of tread, the spare wheel still having changing guide tag attached! The wheel weights are fitted externally as per factory. Another feature of this later model 420SL is the Anti-lock Braking System fitted as standard.

This exceptional 420SL is one of the initial final facelift cars introduced in 1986 and was first registered on 11th June 1986 by Mercedes Main Dealer, Bradshaw Webb of Chelsea. The history file is quite simply breath taking with the original service book containing 28 stamped entries along with the full book pack in the plastic wallet as well as all dealership literature and both genuine Mercedes roof prongs neatly stored in the pouch holder.

In 2008 the car was purchased by Mr John Boggis who was the R107 Model Register Captain of The Official Mercedes-Benz Club for seven years only resigning in 2019. Both John and his 420SL are incredibly well regarded in club circles, the car having amassed an impressive collection of concours winning awards, trophies and best in show winners. John has created a colossal history folder and detailed recorded of works that is split into chronological order for each year of his ownership. Perusal of such would take hours with literally hundreds of Mercedes main dealer receipts for genuine parts purchased, even down to nuts, bolts, clips, rubbers and washers. The total spend is an eye watering figure and has clearly been done for none other than the love of the car and a desire to create something as perfect as possible. Only cars that achieve the grade on condition, accuracy, history and attention to detail manage to compete successfully in the MB Club Concours d’Elegance, and the cabinet filling collection of awards and trophies speak for themselves, all included.

MOT June 2020, HPI clear.

Please Google 'KGF Classic Cars YouTube' and 'KGF Classic Cars Flickr' for a HD video and multiple detailed HR photos of this vehicle.

Keep up to date with stock updates and news: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads

1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SL (R107)

Astral Silver (735) with Anthracite Grey Metallic Hard Top (172) and Grey Leather (278) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)

55,000 miles

This car enjoys a detailed.....

We are independent Mercedes specialists and know these models as well, if not better, than anyone.
This two owner 420SL has just undergone a huge amount of work here in our workshop.
It came to.....

Rare and striking in white, this very presentable 1986 W126 Mercedes is a nice example of the model range and benefits from having the sought after V8 engine. Having spent the best part of 8 years.....

Mercedes w126 420 sec. Spanish registered lhd and in perfect rust free condition. 220000klms with all the usual sec extras. Very rare being the least produced sec with a little over 3000 units only......

  • 29-Feb-2020
  • Spain
  • Trade


  • 13-Mar-2020
  • Italy
  • Private


nterior & Equipment

The interior of this Sport Leicht (SL) is in excellent order with the sports seats finished in.....

Finished in Signal Red with Contrasting Beige sports interior, Rear Seats, Power steering, Walnut Veneer, Electric Windows, 15 Hole Mercedes Benz Alloys, Outside Temperature gauge, Full Service History,.....

Selling my fantastic 420SL. It’s been part of the family for 11 year and is in great condition, always kept under covers in our garage. Only 93,000 miles. It's had the bulkhead checked recently,.....

  • 22-Mar-2020
  • Hertfordshire
  • Private

Take a look at the full video walk-around link - details above

View full advert and photos at - details above


Current Mileage: 118,000 miles

Exterior Features

  • Premium Dealer
  • 16
View advert

1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4DR Sedan
..Excellent Condition
..92,000 Original Miles
..Florida Car
..Never Been In Snow
..2 Owner Car
..Silver Paint
..Grey Interior
..New Tires
..New Brakes