Lot 201 - 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 350
|Odometer reading||23,917 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,800|
- Only one former keeper
- Low mileage unmarked example
The R129 models were produced from 1989 through to 2001 and sold under the SL-Class model names. The R129 replaced the R107 SL-Class in 1989 and was subsequently replaced by the R230 in 2001.The R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 saloon and featured many innovative details for the time. It came to public attention in 1991 when Diana, Princess of Wales, sold her Jaguar XJS to lease a J-registration, metallic-red 500 SL, becoming the first member of the Royal Family to use a foreign car. This controversy sparked a media storm as it was questioned whether a member of British Royalty should drive a foreign car. The fifth generation of the legendary SL series, made by Mercedes-Benz, was known as the R230. It featured a fully retractable hardtop that was marketed as the Vario Roof- a first for the SL class although it had been available on the smaller SLK model since 1997.
Originally registered on 1st June 2003, this SL 350 presents in a condition commensurate with such a low mileage example, the silver coachwork is unmarked as is the grey interior. A service history accompanies this Mercedes-Benz confirming the 23,917 miles to be correct. With only one previous keeper and in pristine condition, this delightful sportscar, with its power roof, is ideal as an everyday vehicle or as an occasional, roof down, sunny day driver. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 2nd June 2020 and sitting on a new set of tyres, this delightful SL 350 is available for a fraction of the cost when new.
Previous lotLot 200 - 1960 MG A Coupé
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