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Lot 188: Mercedes-Benz SL320

Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (28 May 2012)

The Mercedes SL dates back to the 300SLR look-a-like 190 of the nineteen fifties but the most influential SL was the Pagoda, which replaced the 190 in 1963 and was available with a 2.3, 2.5 and latterly a 2.8 six cylinder engine.

The SL was again updated in 1971 but the new car borrowed heavily from the "Pagoda". Though bigger and heavier, the new car managed to retain the classic looks and the model continued to be the choice of the rich and famous. It was rare to see an episode of Dallas or Dynasty without an SL making an appearance. After 18 years in production, this iconic open tourer was finally replaced by the, all new, W129 SL. This new model owed nothing to nostalgia but came straight out of the 1980's wedge book of styling and there were many nervous accountants at Mercedes. This new model had to fill some pretty big boots and, fortunately, it did its job, eventually.

The example offered here is said to be a one owner car in excellent condition, with just 66000 miles on the odometer. Finished in dark metallic blue with ivory leather, the car's electrics are said to be in A1 condition. This excellent driver is being offered with a new MoT, despite the car having a current MoT to September 2012. The vendor wanted to be sure that the car was all good.

Low mileage, 6 months tax, a private plate and a new MoT. Does it get ay better. Yes, it is a Mercedes convertible.

Lot Details
Auction Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex- Surrey Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number188
Estimate£4750-£5750
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£4000
Year1998
Condition rating1
Registration numberN8 VEE
Mileage-
Chassis numberWDB1290632F118081
Engine number10499122013020
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors