"This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
The fifth generation SL was in production between 2002 and 2008 and featured the all-new retractable hardtop - an important feature for those British showers! Mercedes-Benz followers were impressed with the stability of the car with the hardtop in place and the ease at which they could remove it. Such was its success, the SL is still one of the leading cars in the Mercedes-Benz range. This car features the very capable 5.0 Litre 302bhp V8 powerplant mated to a standard auto gearbox. The R230 also features the ABC (active body control) which offers the balance of comfort and handling. The complex system uses accumulators and hydraulic fluids to regulate the firmness and heights of the suspension.This example is offered in generally very good order throughout having been part of a private collection for some time. Meticulously maintained, the paintwork and interior both present nicely and the car is reported to drive very well indeed. The history file includes various sundry invoices, the original book packs, the service book which consists of many service stamps, previous MoT test certificates and the current UK V5C registration document. More recently the 500SL has been treated to an oil and filter service having completed very little mileage since the previous service. It is also offered with a fresh MoT test certificate. Presented in a pleasing colour scheme with an attractive estimate we expect this example will generate a lot of interest and we are sure it will make a fantastic summer car for the lucky new owner.The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to Government guidelines throughout viewing and auction day."