Lot 159 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500 Roadster
|Odometer reading||46,839 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,500|
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 500 SL models, the new SL 500 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.
First registered on 15th September, 1993, this fabulous V8, SL 500 is offered in metallic champagne with unmarked electrically operated heated seats in beige leather with memory function, factory hard top and factory rear leather seats. Having covered less than 2,000 miles a year since first registered, this example is described by the vendor as a ten out of ten example with a comprehensive service history. No less than 13 stamps can be found in the service booklet, mainly with Mercedes-Benz main agents with recent specialist services, most recent in February 2017. We are informed that all the electrics are working as they should, the air conditioning is ice cold and that the Sony stereo has a remote control, bluetooth and USB connections. We encourage potential buyers to have a good look underneath the car because it has been professionally black Waxoiled, the exhaust system removed, cleaned/prepared and repainted in heat proof paint whilst the suspension parts, also cleaned and repainted, are a testament to the care that has been lavished on this car. Sold with the private registration plate, L7 SAC, this desirable V8 boasts four new Avon tyres fitted with a nearly new spare tyre, an MoT test certificate valid until the 6th February, 2018 and a spare key, a truly classy example of a sought-after SL.
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