Lot 122 - 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL320
|Odometer reading||59,891 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
- Desirable panoramic hardtop
Three things you can be sure of when acquiring a Mercedes-Benz; build quality, innovation and reliability. Or QIR as it is often referred to in the ‘trade’. From the advent of the Pagoda in the 1950s though to Alexa Carrington-style (R107) in the 1980s, the Bremen engineers had a tough act to follow. But, with the launch of the R129 in 1989, they had clearly mastered the act of reinventing the wheel! Quality and reliability are a given now, but innovation really took the motoring press by storm. Controlled electronic damping and an automatically expanding roll-over bar as well as fully operating electric hood, windows, door mirrors and seats. While the SL boasted a more powerful engine, stopping power was conversely aided by anti-locking braking for added reassurance.
This lovely metallic silver SL R129 was first registered on 29th July 1999 and boast just five owners since new. The car is complemented by full grey leather trim with electrically adjustable memory seats and the desirable panoramic hardtop. A car that has been predominantly garaged when not in use, the vendor states ‘it is an exceptionally clean car and at the point of consignment everything was working as it should’. T432 RMX is offered with two keys, the original book pack, hardtop cover and a clean MoT test certificate with no advisories which is valid until September 2022.
Guide Price £13,000 - £16,000
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