Lot 200 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK 320
|Odometer reading||158,900 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,800|
At start of the 1990s, after the introduction of their two-seat, grand-tourer R129 SL and the Mazda MX-5, Mercedes-Benz set out to create a new compact roadster, slotted below the SL. By late 1991, under Bruno Sacco, the first design sketches were drawn and scale models being built in the first half of 1992. Massively successful in its first year, worldwide sales hit 55,000, over double the entire nine-year production of 190SLs and between 1996 and 2004, over 311,000 SLKs were sold. The roof design consists of a folding steel hardtop with both halves linked by a mechanism which is locked securely when the roof is closed. At the touch of a button on the centre console, a hydraulic system controls the fully automatic folding process in which the boot lid is also integrated.
This SLK 230 presents in good order and is finished in silver with black leather trim. The hood mechanism functions correctly and we are advised this manual transmission Mercedes-Benz drives with no known faults. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 30th April 2016, with summer coming what a great little car to enjoy 'open top' motoring, this car is offered at no reserve.
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