Lot 270 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||87,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,920|
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.
This lovely example in great condition is presented in Almandine red with cream leather trim and has covered just 87,500 miles from new. The car has been garaged predominantly its entire life and benefits from ice cold air conditioning for those humid summer days with the roof down. Supplied with a hardtop and hood which was replaced in 2007, this Roadster also comes from a fantastic history file. Within the file is a comprehensive full service history which the owner has kindly detailed in date order and shows a nonstop care of ownership from new right up to a recent reconditioned gearbox and service in March of this year with Slough Motor Works. The instrument cluster was changed in 2005 from analogue to digital by Mercedes-Benz due to electrical issue. Receipt to prove the change is within the history file as well as all the details to prove the current mileage to be correct. The current MoT test certificate is valid until December and is accompanied by old MoT certificates. A lovely example of this appreciating and very usable modern classic, it is offered at no reserve.
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