Lot 264 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 230 Roadster
|Odometer reading||231,808 miles|
- Two owners from new
- Good service history
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 lovely 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 230 has had two owners from new; the first being a family where it passed from father to son and the current owner who purchased the car in June 2016. Delivered to a very high specification including anti-glare mirrors, adaptive damping system, air conditioning, acceleration skid control, memory front seats, steering column, and mirrors. Finished in Polar White with tan leather interior it is supplied with a very good service history from Mercedes-Benz of Guildford, a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2023. A very useable car, just right for the summer.
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