Lot 204 - 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK 200
- Rare manual car
- Low mileage
- Parking sensors
At start of the 1990s, after the introduction of their two-seat, grand-tourer R129 SL and the Mazda MX-5, Mercedes-Benz set out to create a new compact roadster, slotted below the SL. By late 1991, under Bruno Sacco, the first design sketches were drawn up and scale models were built in the first half of 1992. Massively successful in its first year, worldwide sales hit 55,000, over double the entire nine-year production of 190 SLs and between 1996 and 2004, over 311,000 SLKs were sold. The roof design consists of a folding steel hardtop with both halves linked by a mechanism which is locked securely when the roof is closed. At the touch of a button on the centre console, a hydraulic system controls the fully automatic folding process in which the boot lid is also integrated.
First registered on the 8th May 2003, this wonderful Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 unusually boasts a rare manual gearbox and even has parking sensors. Furthermore, the car has only covered 54,566 miles in its 20 year life. Presented in the attractive Magma red paintwork, it boasts nine service stamps in its accompanying official Mercedes-Benz service booklet, with the last being carried out only a couple of months ago. All the original booklets are supplied with the car along with the service booklet contained in their original booklet case. Reported to run and drive very well and still used regularly, this wonderful little car is only for sale due to a lack of space and is ready for its next owner to enjoy.
Supplied with a V5C registration document, a MoT test certificate valid through July 2024, receipts and original stamped service book and handbook. A fun future classic in a rare specification makes this little Mercedes a car to be snapped up. Consigned by Will Penrose.
Guide Price: £3,000-£5,000
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