2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500

Lot Number 434

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500

  • Sold for: £19,360

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Friday 23rd September | 11.00am BST
  • BODY COLOUR
    Silver
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    KY56RYU

DESCRIPTION

4,800 miles from new....

Ever since the 300SL of the mid-fifties, Mercedes-Benz has upheld its SL range of convertible GTs as the zenith of its engineering abilities and design flair. Introduced in 2002, after some five years in development, the R230 Series SL Roadster was certainly no exception to this tradition. Painstakingly modelled on a state-of-the-art supercomputer which enabled the designers to analyse every curve and line, it looked utterly sensational with an air of barely contained aggression that gave it huge road presence. Packed full of sophisticated electronic driver aids which made it immensely safe but also fun to drive, it was an instant hit with press and public alike and is widely considered to be the best-looking Mercedes for many years. The power-operated aluminium folding roof was particularly admired and would disappear into the top of the boot at the press of a button in just 16 seconds, yet still leave enough room underneath for 206 litres of luggage space.

First of the R230 range was the SL500 with its 5.4-litre V8 engine which produced 306bhp and a hefty 339ft lb of torque, all this power being delivered through a silky-smooth, 7-speed automatic gearbox. Even in a substantial body with lots of electronic toys and a folding alloy roof, it was capable of propelling the SL through 60mph in just 6 seconds with the (limited) top speed of 155mph comfortably achieved on the right stretch of road. Capable of ballistic pace when required, it also excelled as a sybaritic cruiser with 24mpg economy and there can be few finer ways to cross a continent. The only snag was the £75,000 price tag which restricted ownership to a privileged few.

That original list price will not trouble the purchaser of today's 2006, 500SL which has been enjoyed by two owners and only covered 4,800 miles from new. Indeed, our current private vendor has only covered 300 miles in this car since he bought it in 2008 to add to his collection, and it's now offered for sale having recently enjoyed a health check and a fresh MoT prior to our auction.

This is an enormous amount of motor car offered at a very attractive guide, and with the mileage indicated, is barely run in and ready for many more miles of powerful, enjoyable cruising.

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
434
Make
MERCEDES
Model
SL500
Registration Number
KY56RYU
MOT Expiry
17/07/2017
Chassis Number
WDB2304712F129078
Engine Number
27396530088802
Body Colour
Silver

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Harry.

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

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About the CCA Vendor Condition Report


A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

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Consignor

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