Lot 121 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL60 AMG Roadster
|Odometer reading||155,000 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
- New AMG engine fitted in 2001
- Good history folder
The Mercedes-Benz R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 and featured many innovative details for the time; for instance electronically controlled damping (optional) and a hidden, automatically extending roll-over bar. The R107's rather dated rear diagonal swing axle gave way to a modern multi-link axle. The number of standard features was high - with electric action for the windows, mirrors, seats and convertible top. The 1994 cars were the first to have the new designation; i.e. the 500SL became the SL500. Also starting in 1994, Mercedes-Benz offered special SL models from time to time, such as the ‘Mille Miglia Edition’. AMG, the Mercedes-Benz owned tuning company, had already offered an SL version while still independent; the AMG 500SL six litre of 1991. After being taken over by Daimler-Benz, there were several AMG SL-models available. The SL60 AMG was the most numerous of these rare cars. Sold from 1993 to 1998, it used a six litre, V8 engine producing 381PS at 5500rpm. AMG claimed a 0 to 62mph speed of 5.6 seconds. Its top speed was limited to 155mph, but with the limiter removed, it was capable of approximately 185mph. AMG later unofficially conceded that 0 to 60mph was more like 5.0 seconds and the engine produced between 405-410bhp.
This SL60 AMG was first registered on 1st August 1997 and presents in very good order particularly taking into account the mileage. Most importantly servicing is everything on these cars and this example has a very good service history; she also has a documented new engine fitted in 2001. We are advised by the vendor that R658 GGJ drives well with no known faults and the hood operates as it should. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this Mercedes-Benz SL60 is a perfect car for the summer months ahead.
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