Lot 248 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz 320 SL Roadster Designo Edition
|Odometer reading||44,000 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
- Rare Designo Edition
- Full main dealer history
- One of 50 made for the UK market
The Mercedes-Benz R129 SL roadsters were produced from 1989 through 2002. It replaced the R107 in 1989 and was, in turn, replaced by the R230 SL-Class in 2002 for the 2003 model year. R129 was produced as a two door, two seat roadster with an automated (electro-hydraulic), collapsible textile roof, with a shell-like, colour matched, tonneau cover. All R129s came standard with an aluminium detachable hard top that was fitted by folding the canvas roof down and manually attaching the hard top. Designed in 1984, the R129 was based on the shortened floor pan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 and featured many innovative details for the time, for instance electronically controlled damping (Adaptive Damping System ADS, optional) and a hidden, automatically extending roll-over bar. The number of standard features was high, with electric action for the windows, mirrors, seats and hydraulic convertible top.
This lovely, two owners from new example is presented in two-tone metallic blue with its bespoke black Nappa leather interior. The car comes with its factory hard top, full main dealer service history recorded in the service book and its MoT test certificate which expires in November 2019.
This particular car also comes with air conditioning, heated and electrically operated seats. This is a rare model, being one of only 50 made for the UK market and having covered a mere 44,000 miles from new, makes this extremely desirable.
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