Lot 378 - 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500
|Odometer reading||75,686 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
The 4973cc, R129 Mercedes-Benz SL500 carried on the tradition of the fast and reliable grand touring convertible from Mercedes-Benz. Born out of the earlier 500SL models, the new SL500 featured many new and innovative ideas for 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.
The Mercedes-Benz SL500 offered today is one of the facelift models and importantly includes the desirable panoramic hardtop. Purchased by an avid classic car collector for his personal transport it has been fully maintained and looked after having recently been repainted in the original blue with a blue mohair roof and grey leather interior. This SL500 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2015, old MoT certificates and a file of invoices. Taking into consideration its condition and mileage, this represents excellent value given the low estimate.
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