Lot 192 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Roadster (Designo Edition)
|Odometer reading||89,816 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,018|
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. The R129 models were 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 these particular models came standard with an aluminium detachable hardtop that was fitted by folding the canvas roof down and manually attaching the hardtop. 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 for safety. The number of standard features was high, with electric action for the windows, mirrors, seats and hydraulic convertible top, all of which paved the way towards the more innovative roof design we see today.
This lovely example is presented in Mystic Blue with a black leather interior and comes with the desirable panoramic glass roof. The car is fitted with front and rear parking sensors, the original SL Edition carpets and it still retains the original first aid kit. A USB charging socket has been fitted in the dashboard glove compartment which is so useful today and the car is presented with the original wind deflector which is extremely practical for open top motoring. The car is in excellent condition mechanically and we are informed it runs superbly. It has been fully and regularly serviced and accompanying the car is the original manual and service book. It also comes with air-conditioning and heated electrically operated seats which are part of a three position electronic memory system which covers the seat position, both wing mirrors and the steering wheel position.This is a wonderful example of this elegant and luxurious Mercedes-Benz model and it still looks magnificent and comes with a new MoT test certificate which expires in October 2020 with no advisories.
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