Lot 224 - 2000 12987 500SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||75,000 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £5,500|
|Result||Sold - £4,256|
With a 0-60mph time of six seconds, the 4973cc, R129 Mercedes-Benz SL500 carried on the tradition of the fast and reliable grand touring convertible. Born out of the earlier 500SL models, the new SL500 featured many new and innovative ideas of the time such as controlled electronic damping, automatically expanding roll over bar and a more modern multi-link rear axle. A fully operating electric hood, windows, door mirrors and seats made this model easy and comfortable to operate. With powerful engines, stopping power was aided by anti-locking braking for reassurance. During 1995, a mild facelift was carried out to the model range that included revisions to the head lights, tail lights and several new features adopted as standard including side air bags, automatic climate control and ESP.
This 500SL was first registered on 20th October 2000 and has only had one former keeper. R129 models are magnificent examples of Mercedes' engineering and X601 PLD is no exception. The 4973cc engine bursts into life when requested and the drive is silky smooth; as well as being superbly responsive. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate together with a history file, the odometer is in kilometres and currently reads 117,068km. Finished in Azure blue with grey leather and complemented by AMG wheels and a panoramic roof, this car represents excellent value given the estimate.
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