Lot 121 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 AMG Sport
|Registration||TBC (plate to be retained)|
|Odometer reading||16,714 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,500|
At start of the 1990s, after the introduction of their two-seat, grand-tourer R129 SL and the Mazda MX-5, Mercedes-Benz set out to create a new compact roadster, slotted below the SL. By late 1991, under Bruno Sacco, the first design sketches were drawn and scale models being built in the first half of 1992. Massively successful in its first year, worldwide sales hit 55,000, over double the entire nine-year production of 190 SLs and between 1996 and 2004, over 311,000 SLKs were sold. The roof design consists of a folding steel hardtop with both halves linked by a mechanism which is locked securely when the roof is closed. At the touch of a button on the centre console, a hydraulic system controls the fully automatic folding process in which the boot lid is also integrated. The R172 SLK 250 CDI model was introduced in 2012 and features a 2143cc diesel engine and offers 201bhp.
This unmarked example was supplied on 1st September 2013 to the current vendor and registered keeper. It is fitted with a panoramic vario-roof, parktronic and heated seats. The Diamond White coachwork is excellent as is the black leather interior which is complemented by red stitching. Having covered a mere 16,714 miles from new and last serviced on 12th September 2016, this Mercedes-Benz offers a significant saving on the original cost of £41,185.
The car is supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until 31st August 2017 together with the original service books and literature pack.
*Interested parties should note that the current number plate is to be retained and a new, age-related plate will be issued instead
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