Lot 144 - 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster
|Odometer reading||48,514 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,360|
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 was 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.
Having only covered 48,500 mile and having been very well maintained, this low mileage 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster was supplied new with a number of features including climate control, driver, passenger and side airbags, electric black soft top, factory hard top, cruise control, electric seats, rear seats, ASR, headlamp wash/wipe, rain sensitive windscreen wipers, wind deflector, Sony radio/cassette and six-CD changer in boot. Always garaged and cossetted, the car has an excellent service history with seven stamps in the service book; the last service was a big one and was carried out by Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth in October 2015 at 46,000 miles. Finished in Viviniate Green Metallic with mushroom leather interior and black soft top, this excellent example is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate and a good history file. The car has ben described by the vendor as driving tightly on the road and feeling like a very well-maintained car.
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