1998 Mercedes-Benz SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1998
  • Mileage 
    48 514 mi / 78 076 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    TBA
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

"Unveiled at the March 1989 Geneva Motor Show, the new Mercedes-Benz R129-series SL range was beautifully engineered. Based around a two-door monocoque bodyshell, its sophisticated, all-round independent suspension (double-wishbone front/five-link rear) was augmented by a host of active and passive safety features including electronic stability control, ventilated ABS disc brakes, adaptive-damping shock absorbers, front airbags and an integral rollover bar that deployed in less than a third of a second if the car ever sensed an impending flip. Suitably cosseting, the convertible's impeccably built cabin was a fully automated power hood and featured such advancements as memory seats, electric windows/mirrors and an adjustable steering column. Yet lurking beneath all the luxury and refinement was a performance orientated sports car.
Having only covered 48,500 mile and having been very well maintained, this low mileage 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster was supplied new with a number of features including climate control, driver, passenger and side airbags, electric black soft top, factory hard top, cruise control, electric seats, rear seats, ASR, headlamp wash/wipe, rain sensitive windscreen wipers, wind deflector, Sony radio/cassette and six-CD changer in boot. Always garaged and cossetted, the car has an excellent service history with seven stamps in the service book; the last service was a big one and was carried out by Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth in October 2015 at 46,000 miles. Finished in Viviniate Green Metallic with mushroom leather interior and black soft top, this excellent example is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate and a good history file. The car has ben described by the vendor as driving tightly on the road and feeling like a very well-maintained car."