Lot 215 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-24v SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||89,794 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,720|
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 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 included 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.
Presented in metallic blue with contrasting biscuit leather interior, this 300SL is in excellent order throughout. Accompanying this example is an MoT test certificate valid until December 2016, a history file including receipts and old MoT test certificates. Unfortunately the service book has been misplaced however the vendor assures us that the car was fully serviced by main agent's right up to 83,000 miles. The condition throughout certainty leads us to assume this is correct. The accompanying hardtop is in excellent order as is the soft-top for summer motoring and 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.