Lot 218 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Silver Arrow
|Odometer reading||87,000 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £18,000|
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. A special edition of 2001 SL500 and SL600 was made to celebrate the 1930's Silver Arrow race car. It had two-tone interior, leather on steering wheel and seats, and special wheels. Built mainly for the US market, righthand drive SL500 Silver Arrows are rare; it is believed that only a hundred were made for the UK market.
This rare righthand drive SL500 Silver Arrow was purchased by the last owner in 2005 and had it regularly serviced by the Mercedes-Benz dealer in Ascot, Berkshire. Painted in the Mercedes-Benz racing colour of silver with the special limited edition black and silver nappa leather interior, this Silver Arrow is supplied with the factory panoramic glass hard top and black electric soft top. The history file contains the V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2016, old MoT certificates and a number of main-agent invoices. The car also has a complete owner's manual pack with a full set of books. This rare limited edition Mercedes-Benz SL500 is an ideal summer cruiser, roof down and only blue skies above...
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