Lot 245 - 1994 12987 SL280 Roadster
|Odometer reading||115,915 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,136|
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, very smart and economical SL280 in deep metallic blue with a contrasting tan leather interior also benefits from a blue convertible roof in good order. It is supplied with a service history with twelve main dealer and specialist stamps in it, the most recent of which took place by a specialist in February of this year. Supplied with the ground-breaking pop-up roll bar and an MoT test certificate valid until December, 2014, this is offered without reserve These R129 SL's not only have immense presence but drive well too.
Interested parties should note that the number plate shown is to be retained and another age-related one issued.
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