Lot 261 - 1994 Aprilia SL600 V12 Roadster
|Odometer reading||85,530 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,848|
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 389bhp, six litre, V12 engine SL600 topped the range; introduced in 1993 as the 600SL, it was then re-named the SL600 in 1994.
This SL600 is finished in brilliant silver with black leather trim. The specification of these splendid cars is always excellent with electric memory seats, heated seats, air conditioning and cruise control. To be expected from such an engine, this car is very responsive to drive and effortlessly travels for mile after mile. The beauty of an SL600 is the versatility; this is a car you can pop to the shops in or use for work on a daily basis. With 12 stamps in the service book and with everything working as it should, this Mercedes-Benz has clearly been cherished by the vendor. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a full years MoT test certificate and benefitting from a recent service at Greenoaks (Mercedes_Benz main dealer) in Ascot, this immaculate SL600 is a rare car and cost nearly £100,000 when new.