Philip Welch Specialist Cars

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MERCEDES SL CLASS 500SL 32V CONVERTIBLE WITH HARDTOP 24300 MILES

£27,995.00

AFTER 50 YEARS IMPENDING RETIREMENT MEANS REMAINING CARS IN MY COLLECTION ARE OPEN TO SENSIBLE OFFERS THE R129 MERCEDES SL WAS LAUNCHED AT THE 1989 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW. ORIGINALLY AVAILABLE WITH 2 SIX CYLINDER ENGINES- A 12 VALVE UNIT PRODUCING 190HP, A 24 VALVE UNIT PRODUCING 230 HP AND A RANGE TOPPING 5 LITRE V8 32 VALVE PRODUCING A MIGHTY 320 HP. INNOVATIVE FEATURES INCLUDED A POP UP ROLLBAR WHICH AS WELL AS BEING A MAJOR SAFETY FEATURE ALSO ACTED AS A SUPPORT TO THE OPTIONAL WIND DEFLECTOR. SUSPENSION WAS MUCH IMPROVED AND UPDATED WITH AN INDEPENDANT 5 ARM MULTILINK SET UP AT THE REAR. THE PRESS ENTHUSED ABOUT THE NEW CAR ESPECIALLY THE 500SL WITH CAR MAGAZINE COMMENTING "ALTHOUGH FAST- VERY FAST IT WAS INCREDIBLY FAITHFULL AND SUREFOOTED. ITS A FLATTERING CAR TO DRIVE FOR ITS FLUIDITY (A PRODUCT OF BALANCED AND MATCHED CONTROLS AND AND SENSIBLY GEARED STEERING) OOZED CONFIDENCE". MOTOR MAGAZINE SUMMED UP THE NEW CAR PERFECTLY "THE 500SL IS A TECHNICAL AND AESTHETIC MARVEL CREATED BY MERCEDES BENZ FOR THE FORTUNATE FEW WHO CAN AFFORD THE BEST. 24000 MILES ONLY THIS BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE IS FINISHED IN NAUTIC BLUE METALLIC WITH BIEGE CREAM LEATHER SUPERB ORIGINAL CONDITION JUST BEEN RECOMMISSIONED AFTER LONG TERM OWNERSHIP BY A COLLECTOR WITH 4 NEW TYRES AND MAJOR SERVICE . ARGUABLY ONE OF THE LAST OF THE REAL ENGINEERS SL MERCEDES. A PERSONAL VIDEO OF THIS CAR CAN BE SENT
  • Electric Soft Top
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Remote Central Locking
  • Electric Memory Seats
  • Wind Deflector
  • Hard Top
  • Electric Windows
  • Electric Mirrors

Year:

1991

Colour:

BLUE

Doors:

2

Engine Size:

5.0

Fuel Type:

PETROL

Mileage:

23900

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