Sold for £3,150
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: S104 EAE
Chassis No: WDB1704472F101140
MOT: June 2023
At the start of the 1990s, after the introduction of their two-seat grand-tourer, the R129 SL, the launch of the Mazda MX-5 encouraged 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, with scale models being 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 that 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.
Manufactured in 1998, the SLK 230 offered was supplied new to the United Kingdom, being first registered on the 17th of November that year. Fitted with the 2298cc straight-four M111 supercharged engine allied to the five-speed automatic transmission, the SLK is finished in the striking colour combination of Yellowstone with Yellow Designo interior and body-colour retracting hard-top. The rare Designo edition features the original Designo interior floor mats with Yellow stitching, and roll-over bar with a Designo finish, as well as being specified new with heated front seats, a high-capacity battery and an adjustable steering column. Having just three owners from new, the Mercedes-Benz has a recorded mileage (at time of consignment) of 119,225 miles.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Wed, 27th Jul 2022
Tuesday 26th July 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 27th July 2022 from 9am
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