2001 Mercedes-Benz

Designo Edition

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2001
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    WDB1290642F203271
  • Engine number 
    WDB1290642F203271
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    purple
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Purple

Description

These W129 SL Mercedes are such great usable cars, with good care and maintenance they will go on forever

Ours here has covered a total of just 75,000 miles in her 20 years and has a full history to boot

Later versions of the 320SL, like this one, got an engine upgrade from Mercedes's inline six to their newly developed 3.2litre V6 with 224hp, allowing them a higher red line and a more raspy exhaust note

There were a few other upgrades introduced with the later cars as well, including new tail lights, an improved overall trim & more spec options

The SL Designo was exclusive to the UK and was available in three versions, Alanite Green (dark green metallic), Mystic Blue (dark blue metallic) and of course, our example in Almandine Black (dark purple metallic)

Only 50 examples of each were produced, so this is a very rare and collectable Mercedes

As manufacturers occasionally choose to do with a last of line, car they threw the whole options book at them without exception and then introduced a few details to set the the Designo apart from other top specs examples

The machined aluminum fascia, two tone Bordeaux leather, Designo edition over mats, special paint and the 18-inch split tims alloy wheels are all Exclusive to the Designo

She has her original book pack, two keys & her wind deflector too - nice to see that still in place

All in all a lovely example of the best edition of a great car