Lot 221 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz SL600 ‘ex-Brunei Royal Family’
|Odometer reading||2,559 km|
|Estimate||£42,000 - £55,000|
- Only 2,559km from new
- Desirable V12 SL600
- Formally owned by the Brunei Royal collection
In 1989, Mercedes-Benz introduced the fourth generation SL model, the R129, which was supplied in Europe with several engine options and named accordingly; the basic model was the 190hp three litre, inline six-cylinder 300 SL with 12 valves, and the 228hp three litre, inline six-cylinder with 24 valves, known as the 300 SL 24. However, it was the 322hp 500 SL with a five litre V8 engine which made the headlines, only surpassed by the flagship 600 SL with its fabulous V12 engine. The specification was high with electric windows, mirrors, seats and roof. The R129 model was the first convertible/roadster to offer the automatic roll-bar deployment in event of rollover, although the motorist could also manually raise and lower the roll-bar should he choose to, thus facilitating the clean look of the R129 without compromising the occupant's safety. The range topping 600 SL offered up 389hp through its six litre V12 engine, introduced in 1993 as the 600 SL, it was then re-named the SL600 in 1994 and reached 60mph in just 5.9 seconds.
This range topping SL600 is offered in a rare Violet Blue paint code, indeed the only one worldwide in this colour with black leather interior and part of a small series of cars within the Brunei Royal collection which all had this colour. We are informed was supplied in 1993 for the Brunei Royal collection where in its 28 years with them has covered a mere 2,461 kilometres from new. Imported to the UK in 2021, this example is understandably presented as new and represents a fantastic collectors’ example with the most desirable engine combination. The SL600 includes almost everything that may have been optional for the SL500 such as dashboard-adjustable shocks and ride height control. This example is offered with V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate and has had a comprehensive mechanical recommissioning with Mercedes-Benz main dealer and SS motors have just provided our vendor with a vehicle check. An ultra-desirable R129 SL Mercedes with the desirable V12 engine coupled with incredibly low mileage and provenance from the Brunei Royal family, this is a genuine collectors’ car which we believe will be incredibly popular with bidders.
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