Lot 266 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500
|Odometer reading||98,265 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,660|
The fifth generation Mercedes SL range was in production between 2001 and 2008 and carried the factory code of R230. The development of the new car had begun in early 1996 with drafts of the new model being submitted by ten designers from three different countries. Hundreds of sketches were submitted that would form the basis for 12 quarter scale models which were digitized for computer manipulation. This processing technology was referred to as Computer Aided Virtual Environment, or CAVE for short. This all new model featured a retractable hardtop, known as a Vario roof and an active body roll system which uses accumulators and hydraulic fluids to regulate the firmness and heights of the suspension balancing comfort and handling.
This Mercedes was originally registered in October 2002 and has benefitted from a wide bodykit. Presenting in gleaming white with a grey leather interior and black alloys with red brake calipers, this SL really looks the part. Badged as an SL65, this Mercedes has real presence. These are wonderfully luxurious and with a five litre V8 engine providing the power, driving is an effortless joy. Interested parties should note that this car was subject to a Category D insurance loss in 2006. This Impressive looking Mercedes will require recommissioning to pass an MoT test and is offered without reserve.
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