Lot 132 - 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500
|Odometer reading||83,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,244|
The fifth generation SL was in production between 2002 and 2008 and featured the all-new retractable hardtop, an important feature for those British showers! Mercedes-Benz followers were impressed with the stability of the car with the hardtop in place and the ease at which they could remove it. Such was its success, the SL is still one of the leading cars in the Mercedes-Benz range. This car features the very capable 5.0 litre 302bhp V8 powerplant mated to a standard automatic gearbox. The R230 also features the ABC (active body control) which offers the balance of comfort and handling. The complex system uses accumulators and hydraulic fluids to regulate the firmness and heights of the suspension.
This example showing 83,000 miles on the odometer is offered in metallic green over a contrasting mushroom interior and presents in generally very good order. The paintwork retains a deep shine and the interior is well. Reported to run and drive as it should, this SL500 has recently been treated to a set of four new tyres, an upgraded front and rear bodykit and a keyless start system. Also fitted is a Sat Nav, CD boot changer, Bluetooth, heated front seats, active body control and a Bose sound system. Offered with sundry invoices, previous MoT records, the UK registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until April 2022. The SL500 model is becoming increasingly sought after and this example is not to be overlooked. We are sure this well-presented Mercedes will be huge amounts of fun for the new owner in the coming summer months!
Interested parties should note that the convertible roof is currently not working, however the vendor will endeavour to rectify this in time for the auction.
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