Lot 137 - 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Mille Miglia
|Odometer reading||27,331 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £33,000|
- One of forty produced in right hand drive
- Only 27,206 miles from new
- Two owners from new
These days, Mercedes has not released too many limited edition models outside of their in house tuning arm, AMG. Before the days of AMG proliferation, Mercedes would release a special edition model from time to time, such as this 1995 SL500 Mille Miglia. Built to commemorate Stirling Moss’s win of the historic 1955 Mille Miglia road race. This R129, available as an SL320 or SL500, was available only in brilliant Silver Metallic, equipped with Evo II six-spoke polished alloys and a red and black leather interior complemented by carbon fibre trim. The side fender grills were also given a rather unique chequered flag treatment that, upon close inspection, is a clever collection of chrome squares.
This right hand drive example has covered a mere 27,331 miles from new and is presented in absolutely fantastic overall condition. It was originally registered in Jersey, in November 1995, where it spent most of its life ‘pottering around’ the exclusive Channel Island tax haven, having been a 50th birthday present to its first owner. The car was supplied by Jacksons in Jersey, who serviced it at regular intervals, the first service at 6,412 miles and then the last service on the Island at 23,827 miles. The present owner, a well known broadcaster and sports commentator, purchased the car and imported to the UK in October 2015, he has cherished the car ever since. The car was last serviced at 27,206 miles and had new tyres fitted with refurbished alloys. Typically, this lovely example comes with air conditioning, electric heated front seats and carbon fibre trim as standard, a CD changer in the boot, wind deflector and an electrically operated black soft hood. Accompanying the car is the factory hardtop, presented in superb condition, and all service books and manuals. This car can only be described as fabulous in every respect and without question, must be the finest example of this rare sports car on the market today.
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