The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand tourer sports car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954.
The designation SL derives from the German Super-Leicht, (English: Super Light).
The original idea was suggested by American importer Max Hoffman, who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market, which remains the primary market for the vehicles.
The SL designation was first applied to the 300 SL, often referred to as the "Gullwing" due to its gullwing or upward-opening doors.
The term SL refers to the marketing variations of the vehicle, including the numerous engine configurations spanning six design generations.
The fifth generation SL was in production between 2001 and 2008, initially as just a 5.0-litre SL 500 version. It featured a retractable hardtop (marketed as the Vario Roof) available on the SLK since 1997. The R230 also features the ABC (active body control) which offers the balance of comfort and handling; this complex system uses accumulators and hydraulic fluids to regulate the firmness and heights of the suspension.
Supplied new to its first owner on the 10th May 2004.
The original Mercedes-Benz service book contains 4 Mercedes-Benz service stamps and other service information stored within Mercedes-Benz database.
Included in the history file is the Mercedes-Benz drivers pouch, original stamped service book, owner’s manual, COMAND manual, SL - Class in brief manual, two Mercedes-Benz keys and first aid kit.
The exterior of this Mercedes-Benz SL presents beautifully, the Silver paintwork is extremely glossy and shows no accident damage.
This low mileage example has hardly any stone chips to the front bumper or bonnet.
Under very close inspection of the body can a few blemishes be found.
The exterior rubbers, glass, lenses, and trim all look original and in great condition.
The interior of this SL is finished to a very high standard.
The leather is in outstanding condition with the seats showing hardly any wear to the bolsters.
The interior dials and switch gear function correctly and show minimal use.
The interior has brand new and genuine Mercedes-Benz floor mats.
Interior options include:
Active Body Control (ABC) and Adaptive cruise control.
Engine and Transmission
The 3.7 litre engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The vehicle performs beautifully having just benefited from a service and health check.
(2018) new ECU and convertible lift motor.
(2019) brake fluid, front discs, pads and sensors, oil, oil filter and cabin filters.
(2020) new throttle pedal, wiper blades, oil, oil filter, coolant change and new front tyres.
The engine and transmission feel wonderful and as you would expect an SL to perform.
Wheels, tyres, brakes
Fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in matching Dunlop SP Sport Maxx premium tyres.
255/45 R17 98W.
The brakes have been checked.
Full HPI clear