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  Lot 45

2001 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Designo Alanite Edition

Sold for £6,975

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: Y338 LMA
Chassis No: WDB1200562F203342
MOT: January 2023

  • One of only 50 SL 280 Designo Alanite editions produced
  • Offered with just 54,950 miles on the odometer and 3 former keepers
  • In current ownership for the last 14 years

In 1957 Mercedes-Benz had unveiled the 300SL Roadster to the world, starting a lineage of grand touring cars under the Sport Leicht name. 40 years (and four generations) later in 1997, Mercedes-Benz celebrated the launch of the Roadster with 3 very special ‘40th Anniversary Editions of the SL. These 3 editions were the ‘SL Silver Arrow’, SL Designo Alanite and SL Designo Almandine. Only 50 of each model were built for the UK market making these models highly exclusive. Both models featured special paint finishes in either Alanite Green (Dark Green Metallic) or Almandine Black (Dark Purple Metallic) and featured Designo leather and wood trim finishes, as well are sharing wheels with the ‘SL Silver Arrow’. The Alanite model was offered with Java leather and burr walnut trim. With prices for the SL Alanite starting from £51,190 for the 2.8 litre engine, this surely presents incredible value in today’s market.

Of course presented in Alanite Green with contrasting Java leather and burr walnut trim, ‘Y338 LMA’ is offered with only 54,950 miles on the odometer and just 3 former keepers. In current ownership for the last 14 years, this particular example has been looked after in its current ownership by an independent Mercedes-Benz ex master technician who remarkably remembers completing the pre-delivery inspection on the car. Included with the vehicle is its desirable matching hardtop and hardtop stand, and ‘Y338 LMA’ is also offered with its original bookpack including a service book comprising all main dealer and specialist stamps, as well as a large collection of previous invoices, MOTs and the V5 document. The vendor rates the condition of the engine, transmission and electrical equipment as ‘Very Good’, the bodywork as ‘Good’, with the paintwork ‘Average’.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


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