Lot 254 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL320

Lot 254 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL320

Lot 254 - 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL320

Lot Number 254
Registration W801 NDA
Chassis Number WDB1290642F192248
Engine Number 112
Odometer reading 17,600 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £17,000

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 (double-wishbone front/five-link rear) 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 consisted of a fully automated power hood and featured such advancements as memory seats, electric windows and mirrors and an adjustable steering column. Yet lurking beneath all the luxury and refinement was a performance orientated sports car.

This sensational example was originally imported from Japan and is presented in Opal Black metallic (blue/black) with full black leather interior. The front seats are electrically adjustable with memory option and are heated. The headlights are Xenon with washer wipers and the interior trim has burr walnut. Its black hood is in great condition and it comes with its factory hardtop and its wheels have been upgraded to 18” AMG alloys, all of which are in superb condition. The car also retains a mounted car phone commensurate with its era however this is currently not in working order. The paintwork is original and is in exceptional condition and the car comes with a V5 registration document and its original handbook and owner’s manuals. This car with its very low mileage is probably one of the finest examples of this iconic sports saloon we have been offered and must be seen to be really appreciated.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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