Lot 295 - 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL280

Lot 295 - 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL280

Lot 295 - 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL280

Lot Number 295
Registration T451 LLE
Chassis Number WDB1290582F137926
Engine Number tbc
Odometer reading 64,750 miles
Result Sold - £7,000

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. For example, electronically controlled shock absorbers (optional) and a hidden, automatically extending roll-over bar. The level of standard equipment was high, with electrically operated windows, mirrors, seats and convertible hood. 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. Media pressure eventually forced her to return the car to Mercedes-Benz in 1992 with whom it now resides in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

One of the late Type 129 SL's, this low mileage, very smart and economical SL280 in Almandine with beige leather has the detachable but highly desirable (circa £10.000) tinted glass panoramic roof which makes for 'enlightened' driving even in the winter, it really is a lovely option. It has a full Mercedes-Benz history, a 12 month, MoT test certificate, airbags all round, the pop-up roll bar, an excellent up-rated Kenwood and Alpine sound system and a Bluetooth Parrot CK3000 phone connection. In beautiful condition, sitting on the original split-rim final style of alloy wheel and near new tyres, it comes with a full size factory dust cover. Other desirable options include air-conditioning and cruise Control to make this a really sought after package.

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