Lot 173 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG
|Odometer reading||156,792 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £29,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,960|
- One of 49 righthand drive cars
- New engine fitted in 2001
- Full service history
The Mercedes-Benz R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 and featured many innovative details for the time. The number of standard features was high - with electric action for the windows, mirrors, seats and convertible top. 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 excellent SL 60 AMG, one of only 49 righthand drive cars supplied in the UK, was kept by the Mercedes-Benz dealers, Woking Motors, for its first year and was made available to be used by Ron Dennis of McLaren Formula One. In August 1998, the car was sold to Bytes Technology Group who kept it until 200. In 2001, when the car had covered 39,124 miles, a new AMG engine was fitted, in the same year the car changed hands and became the property of Peter Morgan, who had the car until May 2018. In his ownership this SL 60 AMG was fully maintained and regularly serviced. Recent work carried out on the car include a service, two new rear road springs, front anti-roll bar bushes and a new catalectic converter, all at a cost of over £2,500. Finished in Onyx Grey metallic with matching hard top and black leather interior this lovely, rare SL 60 AMG is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in 2020, full service history, a complete handbook pack and a file containing invoices, old registration documents and old MoT test certificates. The SL 60 AMG is a true hyper-car of its period and the vendor states that it is running and driving very well and is quite capable of the five second 0-60mph time.
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