1993 Mercedes-Benz SL

600SL One owner from new

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1993
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Navy Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Peter F. Baumberger Collection of Motorcars
* All sold with No Reserve *
20 Aug 2010
Gstaad Palace Hotel
Switzerland
Lot No: 9
One owner from new
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL
Chassis no. WDB1290761F089503
Estimate: CHF12,000 - 14,000
Footnote:
Mercedes-Benz asks a lot of its roadster models – specifically in terms of their longevity. While most cars are replaced by an all-new model every seven or eight years, Mercedes' SL roadsters have always been expected to have longer life cycles. This one, the R129 generation, was on sale for 12 years, while its predecessor, the R107 lasted a mighty 16 years before being replaced. The fact that today's car, the R230, is about to celebrate a decade on sale is highly unusual in the modern car industry.
For these models to last so long and remain fresh, the design and engineering had to be spot on from the word go, and you can't deny that the R129 was designed to last. Mercedes over-engineered and future-proofed the car as much as it could. Design ta