Lot 220 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster

Lot 220 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster

Lot 220 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster

Lot Number 220
Registration R515 RJU
Chassis Number WDB1290632F157561
Engine Number 10499122029220
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.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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