Lot 284 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL “From the Cheesbrough Collection”
The Mercedes-Benz R129 SL was built between 1989 and 2002, a production run of more than a decade that eventually saw more than 200,000 examples being built. Replacing the much-loved - and even longer-lived R107 – this was the car that probably did more than any other in creating the hewn-from-solid reputation the company enjoyed at the time. Using a shortened W124 floorpan, the R129 was technologically advanced for its time, featuring electronically controlled suspension damping, a hydraulic roof mechanism, and a hidden rollover bar that could erect itself in milliseconds if it detected a less than optimal situation was developing. Only ever available as a two-door convertible, the SL was nonetheless offered with a decent range of engines whose capacity still bore a direct relevance to the model designation, a logical system that even idiot motoring journalists and discerning consumers alike could understand at a glance.
This example is presented in Almandine Red metallic with biscuit leather interior and comes with its factory hardtop and stand and it has a black hood. Inside the history file are many old invoices and its current MoT test certificate which expires in June 2024. The car also comes with its original Mercedes-Benz wallet containing an Owner’s Manual and its original service book which has stamps up to 6th July 2018. This example is in need of some love but the car does run and has a current MoT test certificate but ideally light commissioning would be recommended. Consigned by James Good.
Previous lotLot 283 - 1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
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