1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL-24  (R129)

Showing 95,000 miles; five previously recorded keepers; AMG style deep dish wheels; desirable and presentable machine

First registered in October 1990, this is an early example of the rare 231bhp 24v R129. Presented here with a respectable 95,800 miles showing on the clock, this pokey number is sitting on some glitzy AMG style deep dish wheels which does set it off rather well.
Unfortunately, there is no service book to warrant the mileage due to the car being sold through part exchange some years ago. It last officially changed registered keepers back in 2001, having had five others previous to that. Our vendor acquired the car through p/x though a few years ago and apart from putting it through an MOT regularly, he has not done anything with it, only having covered about 1,300 miles in the last 15 years or so, which is why it is being offered for sale. (At a very tempting estimate, we should add…..)
The car certainly runs and drives, although as it has not been used a lot recently, a decent service would be wise before any long distance is taken on. While at Brightwells, we have removed the hard top and although not appearing to have been used for a while, the soft top successfully clipped and unclipped into place when the right buttons were pressed (and in the right order!)
This is surely a true modern classic, being a rare sought-after version of the model and a true icon of those early 1990s. It is certainly not perfect with the headlining a little saggy and those stylish wheels not surprisingly a little scraped, but once turning fast, quite frankly, who would notice? Most tempting at the published estimate, it gives scope for the limited remedial works required and the result, as we so often say, could be ‘stylish wind in the hair motoring’ and also potential year round use given the beautifully designed removable hard top.
The MOT runs until November this year, not showing any advisories and as an added bonus with this lot, the registration could specifically suit someone…Anyone go to St Louis University? Or perhaps visit St.Lucia often?

Further information to - toby.service@brightwells.com

Reg No: A3SLU
Chassis Number: WDB1290612F020521
Engine Number: 10498122006526
Engine Size: 2960cc
Docs: V5C, MOT November 2021.

Estimate: £3,000+

Lot 17

Lot ended

Monday 17/05/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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