Lot 232 - 2010 12987 350 SL night Edition Convertible
|Odometer reading||11,992 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,920|
*Please note photo 2 is of a similar car
The Mercedes-Benz R230 was introduced in 2001 after a lengthy and carefully thought out design process by Mercedes-Benz having been initially conceived as a replacement in for the R129 in 1996. Originally face lifted once in 2006 and then again for release at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008 the car received a new, more aggressive front end reflecting the company's new design philosophy. Improvements could also be found on the engines; the 3.5 litre V6 was uprated to 307bhp which boosted the power by 16%. The newer models also featured the AIRSCARF heating system as used in the SLK.
The special edition Night version of the SL roadster boasts numerous extras including 19-inch AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels in a two-tone high-gloss finish, silver-painted front brake calipers, darkened headlamps/tail lights, black Nappa leather upholstery with shining chrome trim, sports steering wheel and shift lever and black roof lining to name but a few.
This one- owner (plus demonstrator) car is an immaculate example of this special edition SL350 automatic. Being a demonstrator, it was therefore fully loaded and has been looked after impeccably, coming as it does with a full Mercedes-Benz service history with the latest service sheets, together with an MoT test certificate valid until April 2014. Looking aggressive yet beautiful, with the touch of one button, the roof drops, turn on the heated seats and AIRSCARF heating system and you could be forgiven for thinking you were cruising along in the south of France rather than London in the depths of winter. This truly is a wonderful balance of sports, technology and luxury.
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