Lot 305 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||101,304 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
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.
This attractive righthand drive example is presented in metallic grey with a black leather interior and comes with its original factory hardtop. Offered with a full service history, the majority of which, was carried out by Mercedes-Benz. This car benefits from a new rear hood window, replaced in 2014, new battery and isolator switch with slow charger which was replaced in 2016. All the wheels were refurbished and new tyres fitted in 2016 and with the last service at 93,000 miles. These luxurious sports cars with the larger V8 engine are sublime to drive and great on those long European journeys, as well as the twisty country roads of the UK.
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