Lot 193 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Silver Arrow
|Odometer reading||54,600 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £33,000|
|Result||Sold - £32,828|
- Silver Arrow Limited Edition model
- One of 100 UK delivered examples
- Offered with registration number ARO 8W
The 4973cc, R129 Mercedes-Benz SL500 carried on the tradition of the fast and reliable grand touring convertible from Mercedes-Benz. Born out of the earlier 500 SL models, the new SL500 featured many new and innovative ideas for the time such as controlled electronic damping, automatically expanding rollover bar and a more modern multi-link rear axle. A fully operating electric hood, windows, door mirrors and seats made this model easy and comfortable to operate. With powerful engines, stopping power was aided by anti-locking braking for reassurance. During 1995, a mild facelift was carried out to the model range that included revisions to the headlights, taillights and several new features adopted as standard including side air bags, automatic climate control and ESP. A special edition of 2001 SL500 and SL600 was made to celebrate the 1930's Silver Arrow race car. It had a two-tone interior, leather on steering wheel and seats, and special wheels. Built mainly for the US market, right hand drive SL500 Silver Arrows are rare; it is believed that only a hundred were made for the UK market.
The Mercedes-Benz SL500 Silver Arrow Limited Edition offered here is one of the 100 UK supplied cars and was first registered in March 2002. Having covered a mere 54,600 miles, this stunning example is finished in Silver Arrow metallic silver with grey and black leather interior. The car boasts a sizeable history file and the last service recorded was carried out recently and included a replacement of the shock absorbers. Specification highlights include factory panoramic hardtop, climate control, cruise control, 18” alloy wheels, electric seats with memory, heated seats, CD auto-changer and wind-deflector. This stunning SL is the perfect opportunity to own a usable modern classic that will surely appreciate over time.
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