Lot 85 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 16th October 2019)
Sold for £9,000
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: MV53EHX
Chassis No: WDB2304752F060225
Mot Expiry: June 2020
- One owner and 60,000 miles from new, MOT'd till JUune 2020
- Finished in the classic combination of Brilliant Silver Metallic with Black Anthracite leather upholstery
- Nicely specified with Burr Walnut veneers, Active Body Control suspension, Undershields, Xenon headlamps, COMAND and a multi-disc CD player
A one owner car that has covered just 60,000 miles from new, this decidedly smart SL 500 features Brilliant Silver metallic paintwork, Anthracite Black leather upholstery, Burr Walnut veneers, Active Body Control suspension, Undershields, Xenon headlamps, COMAND and a multi-disc CD player. Rated by the vendor as `excellent' with regard to its 5-litre V8 engine, five-speed automatic transmission, bodywork, paintwork, electrical equipment and interior trim, he also considers the two-seater to be `a very original car which is very good to drive'. The retractable hardtop roof is understood to be in full working order and this classically liveried `Silver Arrow' possesses a MOT certificate valid until June 2020.
Introduced at the September 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show, the R230-series of Mercedes-Benz's long-running SL range remained in production for ten years. Arguably the most accomplished two-seater Grand Tourer of its generation, the newcomer offered a blend of performance, ride, handling and refinement that few, if any, rivals could match. The initial flagship before the arrival of the AMG models, the SL500 was powered by a 5-litre V8 engine allied to five-speed automatic transmission. With some 302bhp / 339lbft of torque on tap, it was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and 155mph.