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Lot 098: Mercedes-Benz SL500 Roadster

Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (27 November 2013)

One of several W129 Series Roadsters in our sale today, this particular car has the magnificent 5-litre V8 which was designed specially for the model and is perhaps the most desirable engine in the SL range. With dual-overhead cams and variable valve timing, this unstressed lump was credited with 326bhp and 332lbft of torque and has won an enviable reputation for bullet-proof reliability. Giving the SL500 a top speed of over 150mph and a 0-60mph time of just 6.3 seconds, it was nevertheless a paragon of refinement. First registered in June 1995, M221 MYM was supplied by Normand Mercedes of Mayfair and cost its first owner �80,000 as the original bill of sale in the history file confirms. He was to keep the car for the next 15 years and it has only had another two owners since. Clearly a much cherished machine, it has covered less than 72,000 miles and while the service book itself has gone missing, there is a large history file with the car which records at least 18 services to date, the majority of them at Mercedes main agents, with around �4,000 spent in the last three years. Finished in striking Azurite Blue with a cream hide interior, it is said to be in very good condition throughout with all the luxuries you would expect for �80k including air conditioning and an electrically operated soft top. With an MOT until August 2014, this well-maintained luxury roadster has many years of useful life ahead of it and looks like a huge amount of car at the guide price suggested. AMENDMENT: The service book for this car has now been located and has 9 stamps up to 71,514 miles in August 2013 with bills for other services that have not been stamped in the book.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Herefordshire
Lot Number098
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating3
Registration numberM221 MYM
Chassis numberWDB1290672F121439
Engine number11997222017782
Engine capacity (cc)4973
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2