Lot 235 - 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL - 24V Roadster
|Odometer reading||25,500 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,848|
- Low mileage
- Good service history
- Fully Loaded
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 1992 300 SL 24V has had three owners from new and has only covered 25,500 miles which is confirmed by a full Mercedes-Benz service and MoT test certificate history. The car was supplied with a number of optional extras including five speed automatic gearbox, eight-hole alloy wheels, air conditioning, burr walnut woodwork, rear seats, multi-stack CD player and wind deflector. This very original example has all its original tools, first aid kit and car cover. Finished in Pearl Grey with matching hardtop, black soft-top and grey leather interior, this car is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires on the 1st July 2020, a spare key and a file containing a replacement service book, a letter from Mercedes-Benz listing the earlier services, old MoT test certificates and invoices. This is an opportunity to acquire a low mileage, very practical classic of the future and an ideal car for the spring and summer months.
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