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2001 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL320 with Cream Leather

Black with Cream Leather / SL320

Principal Facts:

A 2001 SL320 in black with cream leather, this SL has had five previous owners and has covered 99,039 miles in the 23 years since it was first registered in the UK. It’s been used, and enjoyed in that time, and, overall, presents decently, though it would benefit from a bit of care and attention from its next owner to lift it to a level which it’d so easily attain. The good bits are that desirable black and contrasting cream interior, the hardtop and the wind deflector, and the opportunity for the next owner – to buy into a car that’s gaining in appreciation every day, improve on it, and enjoy owning it.

Condition Synopsis:

It’s evident that this car hasn’t had quite the charmed life of the majority of the cars that we sell here, but, similarly, nor has it reached a point of neglect where it’s unviable or unappealing. Indeed, overall, its condition is fine, a car that’s been used rather than cherished, but it certainly hasn’t been neglected. Look under the bonnet and it’s clean, the boot, too, looks like it’s barely been used, while the retention and condition of things like the hard top and the wind deflector, underline that its previous five owners have cared for it. There’s a bit of blemish on the paintwork around the front grille, but that’s cosmetic rather than anything to really worry about, and a relatively easy fix. The rear ‘seats’ are immaculate, and being a R129, the cabin barely betrays 10,000 miles of use rather than the very near 100,000 miles this car’s actually covered.

History File:

The history file is as light as the colour of the leather here. You’ll not find masses of paperwork in the folder, but what few recent receipts and MOTs that do exist do highlight that when things have needed replacing, they’ve been done. The mileage appears, via previous MOTs to be correct, and underline that this is a car that’s been driven, which is significantly better for its condition than leaving it sitting idle for years on end.

SLSHOP Summary:

Remove those 4D plates, undertake a full service, give the hood a deep clean and address the minor paint blemish and this is a fine, honest SL320 that’ll do another 100,000 miles with ease. A car to be used, and enjoyed and appreciated, this is a fine opportunity to buy a good colour combination car at a sensible price and add to its condition and desirability without a great deal of effort.
  • 99039
  • 2001
  • Automatic
  • Black
  • Cream Leather
  • Petrol
  • Exempt On Application

Inspection Report

Report Synopsis: Ready to be enjoyed straight away, but some investment in the right areas will lift this car significantly




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