Lot 209 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL 320
|Odometer reading||52,369 km|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
Unveiled at the March 1989 Geneva Motor Show, the new Mercedes-Benz R129-series SL range was beautifully engineered. Based around a two-door monocoque bodyshell, its sophisticated, all-round independent suspension (double-wishbone front/five-link rear) was augmented by a host of active and passive safety features including electronic stability control, ventilated ABS disc brakes, adaptive-damping shock absorbers, front airbags and an integral rollover bar that deployed in less than a third of a second if the car ever sensed an impending flip. Suitably cosseting, the convertible's impeccably built cabin consisted of a fully automated power hood and featured such advancements as memory seats, electric windows/mirrors and an adjustable steering column. Yet lurking beneath all the luxury and refinement was a performance orientated sports car.
We are delighted to offer this low mileage Mercedes-Benz SL320 in outstanding condition, finished in brilliant silver with a contrasting black leather interior. Imported from Japan, this 2000 facelift model SL320 has a comprehensive Japanese service history which, we are informed, will be translated and placed within its history file prior to arrival at sale. The SL has some desirable extras, such as the 18inch AMG wheels, factory fitted Bose sound system, memory seat and steering package, cruise control and climate control. On its arrival into the UK, Mercedes-Benz specialists, MotorAid of Basildon, Essex, serviced the car; this included works that were felt necessary to keep the car in the condition it deserves and included a set of four new tyres. The soft top is in very good order and operates smoothly up and down. Also supplied is a hard top in equally fine condition. This excellent Mercedes-Benz is UK registered and has all import duties paid. In addition, an MoT test certificate is valid until 9th June 2016.
Representing superb value for money, this highly usable modern day sports car is already regarded as a design classic and rarely found in such exceptional condition.
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