Lot 253 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL-32 Roadster
|Odometer reading||79,490 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,961|
These incredibly accomplished, five litre sportscars represent a truly advanced way to travel. Stuttgart supplied these grand-tourers with high levels of comfort including a fabric convertible top as well as a colour-matched and manually detachable hardtop that could be fitted over the stored fabric convertible roof. Other advancements included an electronically controlled damping and the famous hidden, automatically extending roll-over bar. Electric mirrors, seats and windows combined with acres of leather and wood make for a very satisfying place to travel in.
Presented in classic burgundy with a black leather interior, unmarked split-rim alloy wheels and Falken high-performance tyres, this example has remained in the vendor’s ownership for over 17 years. The mileage is relatively low and servicing has been maintained until 2012 with the last by well-respected Mercedes-Benz specialists, SS Motors of Weybridge, Surrey. In addition, a fresh MoT test certificate and light service will accompany this lot. The three-memory seat program works well as does the air conditioning. With just two previous recorded owners, a full Mercedes-Benz book pack, original JVC stereo and CD changer and functioning factory alarm, this represents a solid, well-cared for example that ticks all boxes for the forthcoming Covid-free summer...
Interested parties should note that while both the hardtop and canvas softtop are in excellent condition, the ECU that controls the hood has been reconditioned and not yet synched to the car. Currently, coming down is fine but going up requires manual intervention. We are informed that this this will be repaired prior to the sale.
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