- Low mileage
- Service History
- Option list
- In Teal Blue with Dove Grey leather interior
- This 2003 Mercedes SL500 R230 sold for £7,450
|MOT EXPIRY DATE||03/08/2023|
|INTERIOR||Dover Grey Leather|
|LOCATION||Richmond, Surrey TW10|
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The Mercedes SL500 (R230). Pace. Panache. Performance. And timeless styling. From any angle, it’s a great looking car. Not too cluttered nor lacking eye-catching detail. It has the classic SL prompts going back to the ’50s but integrated with more tech than the Starship Enterprise.
History and paperwork
With show-stopping good looks, the Mercedes SL500 looks like it has been artfully crafted from one solid block of steel.
All the AMG wheels are good, except for one which has a small amount of deterioration around the centre cap. Our Gallery shows what looks like some careless supermarket door opening dings on the offside front wing. The marks are very minor, and they’ve been touched in. Other than that, the exterior looks fine.
The magical vario aluminium roof works as it should. In just 16 seconds, to be precise. What a piece of tech that is. And the Mercedes SL500 pulls off that rare trick of looking good with the roof up, or down.
This Mercedes SL500 has, amongst other things, the optional Active Body Control (ABC) suspension fitted. The electronically controlled hydraulics ensure the suspension maintains a level body under differing circumstances. In fact, it is even better than that. The sensors and microcomputers enable the system to correct undesirable body movements before they develop. The result is a supremely fluent and stable car, especially when moving at pace, which the V8 can, especially through corners.
This experience is heightened by a noticeably more responsive accelerator than is usual for a Mercedes, along with crisp steering. It makes for a very sporty package, if you want, or for effortless grand touring.
The ABC pump and hydraulic fluid were replaced at 41,000 miles. And a busy service book supports the good condition.
This Mercedes SL500 looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside. It appears to be in very good condition throughout. All dials and instruments work as they should.
Importantly, our vendor tells us, “The rear window seals don’t leak and there is no rust in the boot whatsoever as shown in the photos”.
The Mercedes comes with a “rather cool” car phone and genuine Mercedes First Aid Kit, unopened.
The Mercedes SL500 is a great package. They were c.£70k as a base price when new. The options list bumped them up to just shy of £100k. We see a lot come to market. Many of them with high mileage and very little history. This one is the opposite. Low mileage and a well-used service book.
These are a great car and supremely practical. The German build quality shines through. They can be used daily or as a weekend car. Either way they are great value at the moment. We predict that is about to change. Find one that has been looked after. Low mileage. And in good condition.
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|Start auction||£1,000.00||01/05/2023 11:00 PM|