Lot 203 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Roadster ex Sultan of Brunei
|Odometer reading||4,983 km|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,320|
- Just 4,985 kms from new
- Desirable V12 SL600
- Formally owned by the Sultan of Brunei
In 1989, Mercedes Benz introduced the fourth generation SL model, the R129, which was supplied in Europe with several engine options and named accordingly; the basic model was the 190hp three litre, inline six cylinder 300SL with 12 valves, and the 228hp three litre, inline six cylinder with 24 valves, known as the 300SL 24. But it was the 322hp 500SL with a five litre V8 engine, which made the headlines only surpassed by the flagship 600SL with its fabulous V12 engine. The specification was high with electric windows, mirrors, seats and roof. The R129 model was the first convertible/roadster to offer the automatic roll-bar deployment in event of rollover, although the motorist could also manually raise and lower the roll-bar should he choose to thus facilitating the clean look of the R129 without compromising the occupant's safety. The range topping 600SL offered up 389hp through its six Litre V12 engine, introduced in 1993 as the 600SL, it was then re-named the SL600 in 1994 and will reach 60mph in just 5.9 seconds.
This range topping SL600 offered in solid black (paint code 040) with black leather interior we are informed was UK supplied in 1993 for the Sultan of Brunei where in its 14 years with the royal collection has covered a mere 4,985 kilometres from new. Re imported to the UK in 2017, this example is understandably presented as new and represents a fantastic collectors example with the most desirable engine combination. The SL600 includes almost everything that may have been optional for the SL500 such dashboard-adjustable shocks and ride height control. This example is offered with UK V5 registration document, a new MoT test certificate, recent oil, fluids and filters change, Nova certificate and various shipping documents which is coupled to a Sultan of Brunei service booklet (not stamped), Mercedes-Benz UK date of manufacture certificate a copy of the Brueni log book. An ultra desirable R129 SL Mercedes with the desirable V12 engine coupled with incredibly low mileage and proven provenance from the Brunei royal family this is a genuine collectors car which we believe will be incredibly popular with bidders.
* Interested parties should note that the hood mechanism on this SL600 has unfortunately developed a fault which the vendor has made us aware of. The car has been booked into a specialist to rectify the issue and can be collected from our showroom when the repair is completed after the auction.
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