Lot 213 - 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL-24V Roadster
|Odometer reading||65,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,800|
Following the resounding success of the R107, the R129 Mercedes-Benz SL had a rather tough act to follow, as it still had to carry on the tradition of a fast and reliable grand touring convertible. The advantage designers had with the R129 was technology. By the time the final car rolled off the production line in 1989, these earlier models had been in production for 18 years with very little change. Therefore, the R129 featured many new and innovative ideas, such as controlled electronic damping, automatically expanding roll-over bar and a more modern multi link rear axle. In addition to this was a fully operating electric roof, windows, door mirrors and seats, which made this model easy and comfortable to operate. The new SL also boasted a more powerful engine and the stopping power was aided by anti-locking braking for added reassurance.
This 300 SL 24 valve was first registered on 10th April 1992. The red coachwork is in good order throughout as is the beige leather interior. These Mercedes-Benz are effortless to drive and offer comfort and reliability in one package; the power hood makes this one of the most enjoyable convertibles to drive. The 24 valve six cylinder engine offers brisk yet smooth performance. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, this Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is offered for sale without reserve. With spring not too far away, this could be a great opportunity to enjoy German sports car reliability at a relatively modest outlay.
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