Lot 130 - 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Mille Miglia
|Odometer reading||55,200 miles|
|Estimate||£21,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,720|
- One of 40 produced in right hand drive
- One former keeper
These days, Mercedes has not released too many limited edition models outside of their in house tuning arm, AMG. Before the days of AMG proliferation, Mercedes would release a special edition model from time to time, such as this 1995 SL500 Mille Miglia. Built to commemorate Stirling Moss’s win of the historic 1955 Mille Miglia road race. This R129, available as an SL320 or SL500, was available only in brilliant Silver Metallic, equipped with Evo II six-spoke polished alloys and a red and black leather interior complemented by carbon fibre trim. The side bumper grilles were also given a rather unique chequered flag treatment that, upon close inspection, is a clever collection of chrome squares.
This right hand drive example has covered a mere 55,200 miles from new and is presented in absolutely fantastic overall condition. Boasting just one former keeper, it was supplied by Cruickshank Mercedes of Bristol to its first owner in September 1995 who enjoyed the car for 19 years. It was then sold to the second owner by Mercedes-Benz Bristol as a used approved car in 2014. Options fitted to the vehicle are auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, automatic air conditioning, electric/heated front seats, rear seats with seat belts and headlamp cleaning system. The car is described by the vendor as ‘in excellent all-round condition with everything working and it drives as it should’. It comes with a lovely history file along with documentation of the Mille Miglia race, the stamped service book, a file of invoices and roof stand. The last service was only 350 miles ago and the current MoT test certificate is valid until March 2022 with all previous advisories having been attended to. With low mileage and so few owners, this car is surely one to put away for the future with R129 prices on the rise.
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