2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 (R230)

A very sharp low mileage example featuring desirable panoramic roof; heated and cooled seats; AMG bodykit; driven over 150 miles to the sale

“Forget Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche. The most desirable car you can buy is the new Mercedes 500SL.

Wherever you happen to be, no other car impresses most of the people most of the time. It's the one car the world over that says you've arrived before you even start your journey. So what’s it like to drive? Fantastic, obviously. A five-litre V8. Three hundred and six brake horsepower. A silky but overrideable five-speed automatic transmission. And probably more technology than a Space Shuttle".

Introduced in 2002, the R230 version of the SL500 certainly impressed the road testers on the Honest John website. The best-looking SL since the legendary Gullwing of the 1950s, great to drive and costing over £70,000 new, it is a sure-fire classic of the future.

First registered in September 2003, this impressive SL500 has carried a few private numbers throughout its life and has had six owners, the last since November 2018.

They have all been diligent as far as servicing goes, with 11 service stamps spread evenly over the period. It confirms the indicated mileage of 82,671 miles, its most recent service being carried out in January this year at 79,599 miles. Bills on file for various services link its history along with 12 old MOTs.

The car stands for itself, looking resplendent in Brilliant Silver with Anthracite leather upholstery. It comes with a fully working electric Panoramic glass-roofed hardtop, AMG bodykit and polished staggered fitment alloy wheels with premium tyres.

The option codes indicate that it has Parktronic, Comand, front seat climate control, active body control and a premium sound system with CD player.

Driven some 150 miles to the sale, it is very reluctantly being offered due to a change in direction and too many cars. A smart example in ready to use condition, it looks like an extraordinary amount of car for a very reasonable sum.

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Reg No: GR53ZKM
Chassis Number: WDB2304752F060763
Engine Number: 1139330522457
Engine Size: 5000
Docs: MOT Nov 2021, 12 old MOTs' Service book with 11 stamps; invoices

Estimate: £6,000+

Lot 119

Lot ended

Thursday 16/09/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£9,724
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