Lot 236 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
|Sold - £8,490
- Supplied with desirable hardtop
- Comprehensive service history
Following the resounding success of the R107, the R129 Mercedes-Benz SL had a rather tough act to follow, as it still had to carry on the tradition of a fast and reliable grand touring convertible. The advantage designers had with the R129 was technology. By the time the final car rolled off the production line in 1989, these earlier models had been in production for 18 years with very little change. Therefore, the SL500 featured many new and innovative ideas, such as controlled electronic damping, automatically expanding roll-over bar and a more modern multi-link rear axle. In addition to this was a fully operating electric roof, windows, door mirrors and seats, which made this model easy and comfortable to operate. The new SL also boasted a more powerful engine and the stopping power was aided by anti-lock braking for added reassurance.
First registered in March 1993 having been supplied by Normand (Mayfair) Ltd. of Wembley. This low owner example of the Mercedes-Benz R129 is presented in Signal Red coachwork with biscuit leather trim which to the front has recently been re-upholstered. Supplied with the desirable AMG alloy wheels and hardtop. Offered with the Mercedes book pack which includes a comprehensively stamped service booklet with 18 stamps. This lovely example of a usable modern classic has an MoT test certificate and has been fully valeted to looks it absolute best and perfect for summer motoring.
Guide Price £10,000 - £15,000
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