Lot 221 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Roadster
|Odometer reading||85,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,120|
The 4973cc, R129 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 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 added reassurance.
Beautifully presented in black with contrasting cream leather interior, this handsome five litre SL has been privately owned for the last nine years and serviced annually in line with the MoT test. Used predominantly as a third car and offered with the accompanying hard top, the vendor describes the car as having never missed a beat over the last 50,000 miles. The history file with this roadster is complete with service documentation, Mercedes-Benz owner's manual and many MoT test certificates alongside a MoT test certificate valid until November 2016. An example of the rising classic R129 in the most desirable 500 specification offered at no reserve, an ideal opportunity to enjoy a Mercedes-Benz likely to rise in value as you own it.
*Interested parties should note that the private registration plate with this car is to be retained by the vendor and a new one issued
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