Lot 106 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK 320
|Odometer reading||53,641 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,075|
At start of the 1990s, after the introduction of their two-seat, grand-tourer R129 SL and the Mazda MX-5, Mercedes-Benz set out to create a new compact roadster, slotted below the SL. By late 1991, under Bruno Sacco, the first design sketches were drawn and scale models being built in the first half of 1992. Massively successful in its first year, worldwide sales hit 55,000, over double the entire nine-year production of 190 SLs and between 1996 and 2004, over 311,000 SLKs were sold. The roof design consists of a folding steel hardtop with both halves linked by a mechanism which is locked securely when the roof is closed. At the touch of a button on the centre console, a hydraulic system controls the fully automatic folding process in which the boot lid is also integrated.
This SLK 320 was originally supplied on 31st May 2001 and is finished in striking metallic green with a two-tone interior. The 3199cc V6 engine starts promptly when requested; she both runs and drives well. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 30th March 2022, this Mercedes-Benz is offered for sale with its private number plate and without reserve.
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