Lot 288 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Lot 288 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Lot 288 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Lot Number 288
Registration RG02KXR
Chassis Number WDB2304752F013037
Engine Number 11396330370679
Odometer reading 102,324 miles
Estimate £12,500 - £17,500

The Mercedes-Benz R129 models were produced from 1989 through to 2001 and were sold under the SL-Class model names. The R129 replaced the R107 SL-Class in 1989 and was subsequently replaced by the R230 in 2001.The R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 saloon and featured many innovative details for the time. The R129 came to public attention in 1991 when Diana, Princess of Wales, sold her Jaguar XJS to lease a J-registration, metallic-red 500SL, becoming the first member of the royal family to use a foreign car. This controversy sparked a media storm as it was questioned whether a member of British royalty should drive foreign cars. The fifth generation of the legendary SL series of two door convertible sports cars made by Mercedes-Benz was known as the R230. It featured a fully retractable hardtop that was marketed as the Vario Roof; a first for the SL class although it had been available on the smaller SLK model since 1997. The flagship models were built by AMG in the form of the SL55 and SL65, both highly tuned versions of the SL500 and SL600 respectively.

This Mercedes 500SL is finished in silver with dark grey leather interior and comes with a full service history which includes ten stamps in the service book; the last service and MoT having been carried out within the last couple of months at a cost of £1500.00. The car has been fitted with all the optional extras which include front fog lights, tinted windows, alloy wheels, extra airbags, climate control, cruise control, electric windows, immobiliser, alarm, electric memory seats, radio / multi stack CD system, electric folding mirrors ,walnut trim, ABS braking, over mats, rear seat, electric sun roof, remote central locking, parking sensors front and rear, satellite navigation which includes Europe, television, sport gearbox, telephone kit, heated massage seats, multi function steering wheel, rain sensing wipers, AMG badges, electric headrests, wind deflector and many other luxury refinements. When the car was supplied new the cost was in excess of £97,000.  Supplied with V5C registration document, MoT test certificate and a complete hand / service book pack - this is a fabulous car for the summer.

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