Lot 143 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL350
|Odometer reading||88,125 miles|
|Result||Sold - £12,600|
The R129 models were produced from 1989 through to 2001 and sold under the SL-Class model names. The R129 replaced the R107 SL-Class in 1989 and was subsequently replaced by the R230 in 2001. The R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 saloon and featured many innovative details for the time. It came to public attention in 1991 when Diana, Princess of Wales, sold her Jaguar XJS to lease a J-registration, metallic-red 500 SL, becoming the first member of the Royal Family to use a foreign car. This controversy sparked a media storm as it was questioned whether a member of British Royalty should drive a foreign car. The fifth generation of the legendary SL series, made by Mercedes-Benz, was known as the R230. It featured a fully retractable hardtop that was marketed as the Vario Roof- a first for the SL class although it had been available on the smaller SLK model since 1997.
This fabulous Mercedes-Benz is presented in blue with a grey leather trim and is in unmarked condition. The original service books are present and HK55 HBE is accompanied by a good service history. These are very well-appointed vehicles with electric seats, cruise control and automatic transmission all coming as standard equipment. The power hood works perfectly and we are advised by the very fastidious vendor that this SL350 drives with no known faults. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 4th May 2024. These models never seem to age and are extremely practical as well as being elegant and swift when one needs to be somewhere in a hurry.
Guide £11,000- £13,000
Previous lotLot 142 - 1997 Bentley Continental R
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