Lot 256 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz 320SL
|Odometer reading||98,055 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
- Rare Opel Black metallic
- Good history
- Wonderful condition
Unveiled at the March 1989 Geneva Motor Show, the new Mercedes-Benz R129 Series SL range was beautifully engineered. Based around a two-door monocoque bodyshell, its sophisticated, all-round independent suspension was augmented by a host of active and passive safety features including electronic stability control, ventilated ABS disc brakes, adaptive-damping shock absorbers, front airbags and an integral rollover bar that deployed in less than a third of a second if the car ever sensed an impending flip. Suitably cosseting, the convertible's impeccably built cabin included a fully automated power hood and featured such advancements as memory seats, electric windows/mirrors and an adjustable steering column. Yet lurking beneath all the luxury and refinement was a performance orientated sports car.
This lovely example is presented in Opal Black metallic with tan leather interior. It comes with air conditioning, electric windows, heated front seats and a CD stereo. The history file contains its original Owner’s Manual and handbook, service book containing a mixture of Mercedes-Benz dealership history and specialists stamps but it is a full history. It also comes with its factory hardtop and its electrically operated hood is black. The paintwork is in superb condition and the interior is also in good condition. These are wonderful sports tourers and being powered by the smooth 3.2 litre, offers great performance.
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