Lot 2133


2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 with AMG kit
Reg. no. M4 EUX (WL04 WCG)
Chassis no. WDB230475ZF081951
Engine no. 11396330580575
The R230 generation of the Mercedes SL was over six years in development before it went into production; no stone was left unturned in the quest to make it as good as it could be, and this was one of the first Mercedes cars to be designed with significant help from a supercomputer – located in the ‘CAVE’ – Computer Aided Virtual Environment – which is where Mercedes’ boffins then gathered to inspect every aspect of the 3D-rendered car that the supercomputer produced. Running parallel to a traditional design process, using clay models and so on, this double-headed approach meant Mercedes were very confident in the R230’s merits when it was finally launched in 2002. Their confidence was justified as the car was extremely well received by the motoring press. A notable advance over previous SL models was the folding hardtop, which meant the car offered all the advantages of a coupe and convertible without the need for a removable hardtop.
This 2004 SL500, with the 302bhp V8, has had just two owners from new, the vendor acquiring it from the first owner in July 2018. The original purchase price – just over £72,000 – shows what superb value these cars are today. In very good condition, it has always been garaged and comes with a comprehensive set of invoices, all manuals, a V5c and an MOT until June. Please note that the private plate shall be available separately should the winning bidder desire it; if not it will revert to its original number.

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£7,000 - 8,000

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