Turnbull and Oliver are pleased to present this most exceptional 1996 Mercedes Benz SL320. Having only covered a total of 48000 miles, with the last 5000 miles during the past 16 years! Always garaged, and owned since 2002 by a truely fastidious owner, this is a fantastic opportunity to purchase an R129 SL320 in a genuine timewarp condition. The car is presented in the great Mercedes-Benz colours of unmarked Silver metallic paint and like new black leather interior. This is probably the best SL320 we have seen, and looks and handles like a new car, even the door windows are unmarked with no scratches (it is fairly typical on this model for the door glass to be scratched, even on very low mileage examples).
This 1996 is probably from the golden era of R129, combining the smooth straight six M103 3.2 litre engine but with the later far superior 5 speed gearbox over the earlier 4 speed units. As with all R129 models a folding hyrdraulically operated soft top is standard, on this particular car the roof is in perfect condition and is complete with recently fitted new plastic windows. A matching glass panoramic hard top also comes with this car - this was a £2000 optional extra when the car was new.
As can be seen by the mileage this car has been mainly in storage for a number of years due to the previous owners ill health. Our sister company Prestige Cars Service Ltd - well renowned Mercedes Service and Repair specialists have undertaken a full inspection and major service on the car, this includes replacment spark plugs, fresh oil to both engine and gearbox, brake fluid and coolant. Fitted all round, with brand new Mercedes Benz MO Continental Sportcontact 3 tyres 1500 miles ago (February 2017). The car comes with all its manuals and service book and two keys, together with 15 previous MOT certificates. The current MOT runs until February 2019, but can be supplied with a fresh MOT at the time of sale.
This is a genuine time warp example of this popular model, and really does need to be seen to be believed. Registration not included.