1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Mileage 
    92 000 km / 57 167 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WBD1240361494236
  • Engine number 
    1197412000600
  • Lot number 
    350
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Nautic Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between the 16th and 30th July. Please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868 or [email protected] to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.Supplied by Mercedes-Benz Canary Islands in Nautical Blue Metallic on the 11/07/1991Registered in Tenerife until bought byKonstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin, Duke of Saxony in 2012Showing some 92,600 km or 57,800 miles (atoc) the car is now in the UK on a NOVAThe history file is extensive with numerousreceipts for main dealer servicing and maintenanceSupplied with the original handbooks and service book, the car is in first-class orderA unique opportunity to purchase a European delivered 500E withRoyal provenanceWith its engineering department fully occupied with the development of the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz commissioned Porsche in 1989 to redesign the W124 chassis to enable the 5.0L V8 from the SL to be shoehorned in, along with the necessary changes to the suspension system and drivetrain. The ultimate 'wolf in sheep's clothing' of the 1990's, the 500E saloon was built to rival the BMW M5 and was created in close cooperation with Porsche. The new stealth saloon offered no visible clues on the outside except for very slightly flared wheel arches, wider tyres, and discreet side skirts. 60mph arrived in just five seconds and 100mph in just over 14 seconds, remarkable for a car with such stately presence. It was only available as a hand-built, four-door saloon in left-hand drive and the low production numbers rendered it an instant classic.Supplied by Mercedes-Benz Ahlers & Rahn S.A Canary Islands in Nautical Blue Metallic on the 11thJuly 1991 until bought by Prince Konstantinin 2012. The supplying Mercedes-Benz dealer on the island maintainedthe car until 2012 when it wasbrought onto the Spanish mainland and thereafter regularly maintained at Mercedes-Benz I.T.R.A-S.L. Madrid, most recently serviced by them in October 2019 at 92,240km.The extensive history file is filled with main dealer receiptsanddocuments showing Prince Konstantin's name. Scans of the maintenance and service receipts and the service book can be emailed to interested parties. The car arrived in the UK in June and is currently on a NOVA, ready for UK or overseas registration and the UK MOT is valid until June 2021. With the odometer, at the time of cataloguing, showing some 92,600 kilometres or 57,800 miles the interior is as one would imagine. Silverstone Auctions has offered the very finest examples of the 500E over the last few years and this car is among the best, andwith impeccable provenance, we welcome inspection of this car and its history file.To conclude, it is rare enough to offer an example of the eminently driveable 500E with such low mileage, but it must be unheard of to offer one from Royal ownership from. How many can say, in 2020, that they own a car that belonged to the son of a Tsar?1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E (W124)https://youtu.be/ogftmtmVQ94false