Mercedes Benz 500SL Convertible - Only 7950 genuine miles from new!
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500SL - Only 7950 genuine miles from new!
Grey Metallic 2-tone.
This unique left hand drive Mercedes Benz 500SL was bought primarily for markets where cars are driven on the right side of the road - and is most likely destined for Canada where Newera is becoming known for supply of pristine low mileage cars such as this example. With only 12,777km from new, this car is in as new condition inside, outside and underneath - despite being manufactured in 1994. Condition is so original and unmarked it could be entered in a concours competition or become a prized collector's car!Colour is Dark Grey Metallic 2 tone (Some of the pictures show what looks like black due to lighting). Beautifully finished, this refined road car blends strong performance with solid engineering and luxurious trappings. Much more athletic than its 1980s predecessor, the 500 SL is impressively stable at speed, with a rock-solid bearing that inspires confidence. Comfortable and luxurious, the SL also delivers a sporting feel with commendable road manners, though it's too heavy to qualify as a genuine sports car, it's more of a luxury GT 2 + 2 (Although the rear seats are just a token gesture). Sound ergonomics and attention to detail round out the benefits. Above 3000 rpm or so, the V8 engine feels virtually like a runaway freight train. Just a touch on the gas pedal is answered by a gush of power, as the V8-powered SL moves away from a stop with no sense of strain. Passing power is impressive, too. Mercedes-Benz claimed an SL500 could accelerate to 60 mph in a swift 6 seconds. On the down side, fuel economy isn't a forte. All versions suffer far less than most convertibles from body quivers on bumpy roads. Handling is characterized by quick response and little body lean. Braking is powerful and fade-free. Engine sounds are nicely muted, but tire roar is noticeable on coarse surfaces. Occupants get plenty of seat travel and a multitude of adjustments, along with good head room. Simple, unobstructed gauges are accompanied by clearly marked controls, and the trunk ranks as adequate for a two-seater. Even though they're too heavy and bulky to rank as sports cars, precious few automobiles provide open-air motoring with this much comfort, safety, style, and speed.
Specification includes: 48 valve quad camshaft, 322 bhp 5 litre V8, with 4 speed automatic. Aluminium hard top with electric soft top (In new condition) stored beneath. Automatically deployed leather bound roll over bar (MB paid particular attention to safety on this model – it deploys if the car senses an impending roll accident, within 0.3 seconds) Aside from very solid structural integrity, other safety features also include: Dual SRS airbags, ABS, ASR (Automatic Slip Control), power Steering, cruise control, etc.Interior comforts: Black leather upholstery with deep pile carpet fitted mats. Both seats have full electrical adjustment with 3 individual memory settings. This car includes original option heated seats and microfilament rear window demister. Factory fitted sound system inclusive of Sony head unit complete with a CD changer Subwoofer is neatly installed in the compartment behind the driver’s seat. Factory tinted electric windows with privacy glass in the rear. Remote controlled door mirrors with retract mode. Climate Controlled air conditioning, Wood veneer on door trims and centre console. A remote control key unit integrated with a vehicle security system hides the ignition key within – This flicks out at the press of a button. Note the inclusion of headlamp wash wipe (Factory fitted). The original tool kit and spare wheel are complete and unused Car’s in amazing condition for it’s age with no oil leaks, no crash repairs and paintwork throughout in excellent condition.
Condition: Note with such low genuine mileage - this car is like new in all aspects.There are also no oil leaks. Note the oil has recently been changed – it’s golden coloured and this car’s evidently been well cared for and maintained since new. In keeping with the very low original kms there's a complete absence of any wear to the pedal rubbers, switch gear, etc. Underside has no rust at all (Still factory black on all metal!) and the exhaust is still shiny and corrosion free from the factory. All electrics are working perfectly and the car drives absolutely without fault.
When new 15 years ago - price was around £56,000 in UK, excluding optional hard top and some of the features this car comes with. As one of the last bullet proof Mercedes Benz, such low genuine mileage examples are naurally becoming fast appreciating assets - being sought after by collectors, when in such well preserved condition. This unique 500SL Mercedes represents an amazing opportunity as an appreciating classic - currently in storage at our Chiba storage facility this car is offered at only £13,995 can be reserved with a deposit of £1,500 for prompt shipping. Please note this car can be shipped anywhere in the world. It's expected to go to our Canada branch, unless reserved prior for another market, so if genuinely interested please contact us for further information or to reserve this unique 500SL. Don't delay - as once this car's gone we will certainly not be able to locate another of this calibre again.Newera Imports - Established 1998. Premier source of the best hand picked specialist cars from Japan. As recommended by Import magazines, car clubs and enthusiast owners.