Lot 161 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG
|Odometer reading||79,102 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,720|
The Mercedes-Benz R129 models were produced from 1989 - 2001 and were sold under the SL-Class model name before being replaced by the R230 in 2001. The R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 saloon and featured many innovative details for the time. The fifth generation of the legendary SL series of two door convertible sports cars featured a fully retractable hardtop that was marketed as the Vario Roof; a first for the SL class, although it had been available on the smaller SLK model since 1997. The flagship models were built by AMG in the form of the SL55 (a highly tuned version of the SL500) with each engine individually hand assembled and signed by the technician.
Presented in brilliant metallic silver paintwork with an exclusive graphite leather interior, this AMG-powered SL 55 has undoubtedly been cared for throughout its life. The folding panoramic roof benefits from a Designo Anthracite alcantara lining and the alloy wheels are the non-standard, factory 18" multi-spoke items. Other factory specifications include Parktronic parking system, a command and control display system, heated and ventilated comfort seating, a heated windscreen washer system and push-start button. These luxurious sporting tourers are noticeably increasing in value and good examples are certainly worth investing in.
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