Lot 217 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster
|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.
Originally registered on the 3rd March 1996 and having just three owners from new, this well presented SL Roadster is offered in silver with complimentary black leather upholstery. Having had a somewhat pampered life, this example has had no less than 14 service stamps from Mercedes-Benz dealerships representing a full Mercedes-Benz service history until 2012 and is also offered with an MoT test certificate until January 2018. This is a very good example of an appreciating modern classic with the confidence of main dealer servicing from new.
Contary to our catalogue description this vehicle has a full service hustory until 2012 and not until 2017 as listed.
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