1990 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLSOLD


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Registration No: H501AME
Engine No: 10398422001388
CC: 2998
Colour: Met. Blue
Trim Colour: Beige
MOT: March 2012

Reference Number 126376

as of 5/17/2011

Car 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
VIN WDB1290602F016866 
Mileage 129,450 miles 
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Known History

Mercedes-Benz have been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) model since 1954, when the landmark 300SL was unveiled. The similarly styled, but mechanically unrelated, 190 followed in 1955. The second generation SLs began with the 230 of 1963. It was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that spawned its nickname of 'Pagoda roof'. The larger, third generation SL was launched in 1971, initially with just a 3.5-litre engine (350SL) mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The car featured a two-door monocoque bodyshell with independent suspension all round - double wishbone and coil springs at the front and semi-trailing arms and coil springs at the rear. The power assisted steering was Daimler-Benz's own recirculating ball system. Braking was by discs - ventilated on the front. The range grew to two models when the 4.5-litre (450SL) derivative arrived the following year and to three when the 2.8-litre (280SL) appeared in mainland Europe in 1974. The latter became available in the UK from October 1980 and remained in production until 1985, when it was replaced by the 300SL. The fourth generation (R129 Series) was launched at the Geneva Motor Show of 1989. It was a beautifully-engineered car that bristled with technical refinement and innovative safety features. The specification included independent suspension all round (double wishbone at the front/five link system at the rear), adaptive damping, ventilated disc brakes with ABS, electronic stability control, integral roll-over bar and front air bags.


The right-hand drive 1990 300SL being sold is finished in Blue metallic complemented by a Beige leather interior. The 'Big Benz' has had seven owners to date and entered the vendor's care four years ago. He informs us that: the hood and alloy wheels are "original and in excellent condition"; that new brake pads and pipes were fitted 5,000 miles ago and the car equipped with new Michelin tyres all round 6,000 miles ago. The battery is also new and 'H501 AME' comes complete with hardtop, original over-mats, first aid kit, Mercedes-Benz service history, bills dating back to 1998 and two sets of keys. The car is taxed until the end of this year and MOT'd into March 2012.


PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is 'badged' as a 500 SL.