Lot 286 - 1997 12987 SL320 Roadster
|Odometer reading||76,761 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,272|
The R129 Mercedes-Benz models were produced from 1989 through to
2001 and were sold under the SL-Class model names. They replaced
the R107 SL-Class and, in turn, were subsequently replaced by the
R230 in 2001. Based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz
W124 saloon, the R129 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.
This 1997 SL320 Automatic is presented in Azurite Blue with contrasting Mushroom trim and is a striking example with the roof down or with the additional hard top roof in place. With new tyres, a comprehensive service history from both Mercedes-Benz and other specialists, accompanying original handbooks and MoT test certificate until February 2015, this represents outstanding value. With reasonably low mileage and just three former keepers recorded, this is an excellent opportunity to purchase a modern classic ready for the spring, leave the hard top in the garage (on the included stand) until next winter, and get out on the road with the wind in your hair.
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