Lot 227 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL – 24Valve
|Odometer reading||37,286 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,480|
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 silver with black leather interior and a black hood. The car is in superb condition throughout, particularly the bodywork which is unmarked. It comes with its factory hardtop and its black leather interior is in good condition. Presented with an MoT test certificate valid until June 2022 and with only 37,286 miles covered from new, this stylish Mercedes-Benz is offered with a reasonable reserve and still looks very ‘Hollywood’ with the hood down!
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