Lot 255 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320

Lot 255 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320

Lot 255 - 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320

Lot Number 255
Registration P411 LJH
Chassis Number WDB1290632F15626
Engine Number 10499122027471
Odometer reading 67,665 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £10,920

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/mirrors and an adjustable steering column. Yet lurking beneath all the luxury and refinement was a performance orientated sports car.

This example is presented in dark blue with cream leather interior which is probably the best combination in our view. It comes with electric seats, air-conditioning, built-in factory stereo, factory hardtop and a dark blue hood which is in good condition. The car comes with a good service history with the first five services carried out by Mercedes-Benz Main Dealers and the rest subsequently by specialists.

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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