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Lot 465: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 24 Valve

Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2007)

After 18 years in its prior form, a new SL two-passenger roadster debuted in 1990. Built on a new rear-wheel-drive platform with a 99-inch wheelbase, the two-seater's body was 4.3 inches shorter overall than its predecessor. This new Mercedes luxury convertible came with a removable aluminium hardtop as well as a power soft top. Safety was a major design factor in the new convertibles. A rollover bar was designed to flip into position between the seats when needed. Made of foam-covered steel tubing, the bar lay flush with the rear tonneau cover, ready to deploy within 0.3 second if sensors detected an impending rollover incident. The bar could be raised and lowered via a dashboard button, if desired. Anti lock braking also was standard. This fine example, attractively finished in pale metallic blue with a grey leather interior, is reported to be in excellent condition throughout, a fact substantiated by a virtually full Mercedes-Benz service history from new. At the last service in 2007, this most elegant and practical open sports car has been fitted with a new set of tyres. The very low mileage of approximately 56,000 miles again is backed up by the service stamps and old MOT's. A most useable modern classic, offered with a new MOT certificate.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor Cars and the Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number465
Estimate£7000-£8500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1992
Condition rating0
Registration number11B 531
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Chassis numberWDB1290602F048632
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