Lot 220 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster
|Odometer reading||55,130 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,864|
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 (double-wishbone front/five-link rear) 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 consisted of 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.
We are delighted to offer this low mileage Mercedes-Benz SL 320 in excellent condition, finished in Petrol Blue with a contrasting tan leather interior. This one former keeper SL 320 has a comprehensive service history which can be found in the original service booklet with the last service in October of this year. The soft-top is in good order and operates smoothly up and down. Also supplied is a hard-top in equally fine condition. This remarkable Mercedes-Benz has a 12 month MoT test certificate, all dealer booklets and what appears to be the original build sheet, accompanied by a good sized history file full of receipts mostly from Mercedes-Benz main agents. Representing superb value for money, this highly usable modern day sports car is already regarded as a design classic and rarely found in such exceptional condition.
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