Lot 427 - 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600
|Odometer reading||84,300 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £4,928|
In 1989, Mercedes Benz introduced the fourth generation SL model, the R129, which was supplied in Europe with several engine options and named accordingly; the basic model was the 190hp three litre, inline six cylinder 300SL with 12 valves, and the 228hp three litre, inline six cylinder with 24 valves, known as the 300SL 24. But it was the 322hp 500SL with a five litre V8 engine, which made the headlines. The specification was high with electric windows, mirrors, seats and roof. The R129 model was the first convertible/roadster to offer the automatic roll-bar deployment in event of rollover, although the motorist could also manually raise and lower the roll-bar should he choose to thus facilitating the clean look of the R129 without compromising the occupant's safety. A 389hp, six Litre V12 engine SL600 topped the range; introduced in 1993 as the 600SL, it was then re-named the SL600 in 1994.
This 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 was supplied new in the United Kingdom and features all the standard options including matching hard top and air conditioning. This fine example has been fully maintained throughout; recently the front shock absorbers were replaced and everything is working as it would have done when it left the factory. The car was purchased by the vendor in 2000 who then sold the car to a close acquaintance in 2004 and purchased the car back again about two years ago. Finished in silver with black leather interior, this example is supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate which expires in December 2014 and the handbook pack which includes all the original books and service book. Also included are old MoT test certificates and a number of invoices relating to the maintenance of the car. At nearly £100,000 when new, this rare super-car can now be acquired for the price of an A-Class.
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