Lot 188 - 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500
|Odometer reading||71,279 miles|
|Result||Sold - £20,160|
- Includes cherished registration
- Factory Panoramic hardtop
- Limited edition
Following the resounding success of the R107, the R129 Mercedes-Benz SL had a rather tough act to follow, and 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. The new 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 hood, windows, door mirrors and seats. The SL boasted a more powerful engine and the stopping power was aided by anti-locking braking for added reassurance.
Originally registered in May 1998 this striking Mercedes-Benz limited edition presents extremely well in the rare colour of Designo Vario Blue with a contrasting grey leather interior and AMG alloys. The removable factory hardtop is the desirable panoramic version. The driving experience of this V12 Mercedes is enhanced with the fitment of a part wood and leather steering wheel and the reassuring knowledge that during the vendors tenure this Mercedes has been impeccably maintained. The service file shows eight service stamps with a main agent and the well-known specialist Edward Hall of Worminghall. Offered to auction with a V5 and a valid MoT test certificate this wonderful Mercedes is realistically estimated and offers ideal summer enjoyment.
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