Lot 277 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600
|£18,000 - £24,000
- Rare model
- Good service history
- Factory hardtop
In 1989, Mercedes-Benz introduced the fourth generation SL model, the R129, which was supplied in Europe with several engine options and named accordingly; the basic model was the 190hp three litre, inline six cylinder 300 SL with 12 valves, and the 228hp three litre, inline six cylinder with 24 valves, known as the 300 SL 24. But it was the 322hp 500 SL with a five litre V8 engine, which made the headlines only surpassed by the flagship 600 SL with its fabulous V12 engine. The R129 model was the first convertible/roadster to offer the automatic roll-bar deployment in event of rollover, although the motorist could also manually raise and lower the roll-bar should he choose to thus facilitating the clean look of the R129 without compromising the occupant's safety. The range topping 600 SL offered up 389hp through its six Litre V12 engine, introduced in 1993 as the 600 SL, it was then re-named the SL600 in 1994 and will reach 60mph in just 5.9 seconds.
This range topping SL600 was registered in August 1996 and presents extremely well in dark blue metallic with a contrasting two tone beige leather interior. Both the paintwork and the trim are in good order as is the removable factory hardtop and convertible soft top. Offered to auction with a good service history, a V5C registration document and a valid MoT test certificate this is an ideal car for the summer and given its rarity a good investment for the future. Consigned by Dominic Lake.
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