Lot 231 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 600 SL Roadster
|Sold - £40,186
- Very low mileage example
- Recent recommissioning work carried out
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 600SL 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-locking braking for added reassurance. The specification of these splendid cars is always excellent with electric memory seats, heated seats, air conditioning and cruise control. To be expected from such an engine, this car is very responsive to drive and effortlessly travels for mile after mile. The beauty of the 600SL is the versatility; this is a car you can pop to the shops in or use for work on a daily basis.
Originally registered on 1st August 1993 this fabulous Mercedes-Benz has only covered 10,946 miles during its 29 years on British roads. Owned by the current vendor since 2018, it was previously owned within the same family (father & son). Upon purchasing this 600SL the car required some recommissioning which was carried out by a recognised marque specialist. This included the fitment of a new wiring harness (a known fault on these cars). The original service books are present, together with a collection of previous invoices for work carried out, confirming the ultra-low mileage. This Mercedes-Benz is in very original condition and even has the spare key in its original box. These fabulously stylish sportscars from Mercedes-Benz are recognised for the outstanding build quality. Supplied with a V5 registration document, together with a current MoT test certificate, the smoothness and power of the 5973cc V12 contribute towards making this an exceptional car to drive. An exceptionally rare car with exceedingly low mileage.
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