Lot 201 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Roadster
|Odometer reading||76,500 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,640|
- Desirable panoramic hardtop
- Full service history
With a 0-60mph time of 6.1 seconds, the 4973cc, R129 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 carried on the tradition of the fast and reliable grand touring convertibles from Mercedes-Benz. Born out of the earlier 500 SL models, the new SL 500 features many new and innovative ideas of 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 make this model easy and comfortable to operate. With powerful engines, stopping power was aided by anti-locking braking for reassurance. During 1995, a mild facelift was carried out to the model range that included revisions to the head lights, tail lights and several new features adopted as standard including side airbags, automatic climate control and ESP.
This lovely example of these elegant and popular sports cars is presented in the very desirable paint colour of Tourmaline Green with mushroom leather interior and is complemented by the highly sought after panoramic factory hardtop. Its desirable five speed gearbox powers the V8 effortlessly. It comes with a full service history and has only had three other owners from new. This car will come to the auction with a new MoT test certificate and is presented in good all round condition.
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