Lot 262 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Designo
|Odometer reading||58,375 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
- Impressive history
- New hood fitted in 2019
The in-house model name at Mercedes-Benz for the SL launched in 1989 was the R129 and it was produced until 2002. Launched as a two door, two-seater roadster with an automated textile roof with a shell like, colour matched powered tonneau cover. This new model featured many innovative details for the time including the option of electronically controlled damping and a hidden, automatically extending roll-over bar. Delivered with an impressive number of standard features and a removable hardtop, this new model was to prove a best seller during its successful 13 year production.
This limited edition Designo example is presented in the striking colour combination of Alanite Green with a contrasting beige leather interior and is one of the finest examples we have seen. With a limited run of only 50 cars produced for the UK market, this low mileage, attractive roadster comes with its factory hardtop and an impeccable MoT test history and an impressive service history with nine service stamps in the book and plenty of supporting invoices. This car has been owned and cherished by the vendor since 2014 and used sparingly as a summer car. The hood was replaced in 2019 and the under bonnet sound proofing has been replaced. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until March 2022 and a wind deflector, this low mileage example has been well looked after by the owner and has covered a mere 58,375 miles from new. This desirable Mercedes-Benz should command serious attention given its condition and sensible estimate.
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