Lot 292 - 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Roadster
|Odometer reading||71,150 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,641|
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 R107 car rolled off the production line in 1989, the model had been in production for 18 years with very little change. Therefore, the SL500 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.
Originally registered on 8th December 1995 Mercedes-Benz, this SL500 is in good order throughout and is described by the vendor as driving with no known faults. These are well equipped vehicles with electric memory seats, heated seats, air conditioning, power roof and smoothness from the 4973cc V12 engine that has to be experienced to be appreciated. Finished in the delightful colour combination of blue with light tan leather interior and presented for sale with a hardtop and a V5C registration document together with a full years MoT test certificate, this SL500 is offered for sale without reserve.
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